Thinking Out Loud

January 16, 2016

Breaking: Saeed Abedini Released

Filed under: current events — Tags: — paulthinkingoutloud @ 10:15 am

Saeed AbediniThis is breaking Saturday morning…

(CNN) Iran has freed four prisoners from the United States, including Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, Iran’s semi-official FARS news agency reported Saturday, citing Tehran’s prosecutor.

According to FARS, Iran freed Rezaian, Marine veteran Amir Hekmati and Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, who had been held on various charges…

…The release is part of a prisoner swap deal in which the United States reportedly freed six Iranian-Americans held on charges related to sanctions against Iran, FARS said…

…Abedini, an Iran native and convert to Christianity, was arrested in 2012 and convicted the next year on charges of attempting to undermine the Iranian government. He had been sentenced to eight years in prison.

More at CNN

I had heard last night something was happening and prayed, along with so many others for this very outcome.

Saeed Release ACLJ 1 Night Before

Saeed Release ACLJ 2 Next Morning

The ACLJ (American Center for Law and Justice) and its founderJay Sekulow have been most active in campaigning for Saeed’s release. 

A few of the previous stories here at Thinking Out Loud:

March 26, 2013

Continue Praying for Saeed

April 22, 2013

Pray for Saeed Abedini

September 17, 2013

Wife of Saeed Abedini Speaks at Liberty University

November 5, 2013

Next Few Hours Critical for Saeed Abedini

December 3, 2013

Free Saeed Abedini


1 Comment »

  1. Praise Jesus

    Comment by angie — January 16, 2016 @ 1:30 pm

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