Date: January 29, 2013
After a short sham trial, Iran has convicted American Pastor Saeed Abedini â€“ a U.S. citizen â€“ and sentenced him to eight years in one of Iran's most brutal and deadly prisons â€“ merely because he is a Christian.
Iran has violated Pastor Saeed's human rights, violated its own constitution, and violated multiple international treaties and covenants that it voluntarily and willingly signed.
At the ACLJ, we are mobilizing a domestic and international effort to pressure Iran to abide by its treaties and agreements. We are calling on the United Nations and the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to directly intervene and demand Pastor Saeed's release.
More than 250,000 of you signed our petition to ask the Obama Administration to intervene, and the White House and State Department responded. Take action. Sign this new petition to mobilize the international community.
ACLJ Executive Director