November 21, 2013

Congress pushes for release of American pastor imprisoned in Iran

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Naghmeh Abedini, wife of imprisoned Iranian-American minister Saeed Abedini, shown here at Capitol Hill , is unhappy U.S.-Iran nuclear deal overlooked freeing her husband. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

Naghmeh Abedini, wife of imprisoned Iranian-American minister Saeed Abedini, shown here at Capitol Hill , is unhappy U.S.-Iran nuclear deal overlooked freeing her husband. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

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WASHINGTON (RNS) The Iranian government sentenced Abedini to eight years in prison after convicting him of “undermining” the government by spreading his religious beliefs.