Iranian-born American citizen Pastor Saeed Abedini has been in an jail for one year now. His crime – helping to build the underground Christian home church movement in the Muslim country.
His daughter turned seven this month, marking the second birthday her father had missed. His son is now five. The pastor, who was on a secular mission to establish an orphanage for his homeland’s children, was pulled from a bus during his visit and sentenced to eight years for undermining the government in his previous trips to Iran.
As his wife is in New York to fight for his freedom, a letter American pastor Saeed Abedini recently managed to get out of his Iranian jail cell and to his seven-year-old daughter for her birthday has come to light.
He calls Rebekka his “little hero” and expresses heartbreak about not seeing her grow. Rebekka’s mom, Naghmeh, is unable to travel with their two young kids to Iran for fear she might also be arrested, but with the Iranian delegation in New York for the UN, she is pressing his case. This week, she traveled to New York and was able to hand-deliver a letter Monday to the delegation of Iran’s new president asking for her husband’s quick release.
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