Brazilian Soccer Star Kaká Joins the Save Saeed Campaign in Brazil


Date:  2014-09-13

By Jeremy Reynalds
Senior Correspondent for ASSIST News Service

WASHINGTON D.C. (ANS) -- The CBLJ (the ACLJ's affiliate in Brazil) is impacting the ongoing campaign to free imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini. 

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According to an article by Filipe Coelho on the American Center for Law and Justice's (ACLJ) website, this week Brazilian soccer star Ricardo Kaká (known as Kaká) joined the campaign by taking his photo holding a Save Saeed sign urging people to take a stand for Abedini's freedom.

In 2007, Kaká was nominated Fifa's World Player of the Year. He played in three world cups, and was world champion with Brazil in 2002.

The ACLJ said Kaká is a strong Christian, and "was prompt to participate in the Save Saeed Campaign."

CBLJ Brazil Director in Brazil Coelho said he was able to meet with Kaká in the São Paulo airport. He wrote, "There I talked with Kaká about Saeed, and asked him to join in global effort to save Pastor Saeed. Kaká right away said yes, and participated."

He added, "We are hopeful that Kaká's willingness to be heard will make other influential people participate in the campaign, and that it will help in favor of Saeed's freedom."

Those interested are asked to join Kaká and others wor ldwide by taking their photo holding a Save Saeed sign.

Coelho said, "The idea is for you to take the photo and post it in your social media . Please remember to write#savesaeed as you post your photo."

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