The family of imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini were allowed their weekly visit with him Monday at Iran's Evin Prison. They told the American Center for Law and Justice that his condition is worsening. Saeed is being held there under an eight-year sentence because of his Christian faith.
Saeed told his family he was severely beaten the same day the prison officials took him to a hospital and refused him care. Now the family says they can see he's deteriorated noting the marks and symptoms left by the recent beating.
The ACLJ reports on its website, "these beatings and the internal injuries are causing Pastor Saeed frequent fainting spells. Iranian officials are telling Pastor Saeed it could be an additional two months before he will receive medical treatment."
ACLJ charges that "such a delay is inhumane and a gross violation of Iran's international obligations."
"I can not express in words how concerned I am about Saeed's physical and mental health," said his wife Naghmeh.
"He is now continually attacked and threatened. The Iranian government should know that we are watching and aware of what they are doing to Saeed inside Evin prison. We need to speak louder until Saeed is home safely on US soil," she said.
She and the ACLJ are asking for Christians to pray for and support Pastor Saeed.Find out how you can pressure Iran with letters to Saeed at SaveSaeed.org.