Naghmeh Abedini Answers About Donations
I have raised the question frequently as I have also questioned the different narratives that were given about his captivity.
Based off direct interaction with Naghmeh Abedini and research around offered donations, my concerns about this story from a financial standpoint have been answered.
In tracking down what were publicized as large donations to her during that period I found that most of the money was not received by Mrs. Abedini, or is still sitting accounts which she has declined to receive.
She did receive honorariums and speaking fees which were claimed as income and accounted for properly.
This is normal and accepted procedure for one who travels and speaks for churches or other groups.
In reality, Mrs, Abedini turned down or backtracked out of lucrative book and movie deals, in some cases at expense to herself.
It is my belief that on this matter she’s being truthful and transparent.
While there are still myriad questions about this whole story, I don’t believe financial impropriety is one of them in regard to Mrs. Abedini.