(Huffington Post) This Christmas marks the third year Idaho pastor Saeed Abedini has been separated from his family.
Abedini, an American citizen, is currentlyserving an eight-year sentence after an Iranian court found him guilty of trying to establish a network of churches in private homes. His family claims he's being persecuted for converting to Christianity.
According to the American Center for Law & Justice, an advocacy group campaigning for Abedini's release, Abedini has been severely beaten inside his prison and is in need of urgent medical care.
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