#FreeSaeed: Early Action Plan

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  1. Well, disappointed that my Rep isn’t on there, but I have some tweets to work on after I eat.

  2. Thanks for that passage, David! It was heartening.

  3. Pretty sure that is Eastern Standard Time.

    I wish I could see it, but I will be at work.

  4. erunner says:

    I received this response today from Senator Dianne Feinstein..

    Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns regarding the detention of U.S. citizen Saeed Abedini in Iran. I appreciate the time you took to write, and I welcome the opportunity to respond.

    As you may know, Mr. Abedini, an Iranian-born Christian minister living in Idaho, was detained in August 2012 while visiting family in Iran. On January 27, 2013, the U.S. State Department confirmed that Mr. Abedini was sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of attempting to undermine state security by creating a network of Christian churches in private homes.

    Please know that I share your deep concern for Mr. Abedini’s welfare. In my view, he should be released immediately and unconditionally. According to State Department Spokesman Darby Holladay, “We condemn Iran’s continued violation of the universal right of freedom of religion… Mr. Abedini’s attorney had only one day to present his defense, so we remain deeply concerned about the fairness and transparency of Mr. Abedini’s trial.” The State Department remains in close contact with Mr. Abedini’s family and is actively working to secure his release.

    Like you, I believe that Iran must respect freedom of expression, association, and religion, as well as the democratic rights of its citizens. Please be assured that I will continue to closely monitor Mr. Abedini’s case, and I will keep your thoughts in mind should the Senate have the opportunity to discuss political freedoms in Iran or any legislation relevant to Mr. Abedini’s imprisonment.

    Once again, thank you for writing, and I hope that you will continue to keep me informed about issues of importance to you. Should you have any further comments or questions, please feel free to contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-3841, or visit my website at http://www.feinstein.senate.gov. Best regards.

    Sincerely yours,

    Dianne Feinstein
    United States Senator

  5. brian says:

    I got a few of those as well, I believe them, God please let him come home for the holidays.

  6. stu says:

    I received an e mail from the ACLJ (Jay Sekulow) containing a petition for Pastor Saeed and I wanted to paste it here but I couldn’t delete all my personal info. Anyone wanting to sign the petition can go to their website. American Center for law and Justice.

  1. December 11, 2013

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