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Iranian pastor sentenced to eight years

Ed Thornton

by Ed Thornton

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 @ 12:15

AN IRANIAN Christian pastor, Saeed Abedinigalangashi, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for "actions against the security of Iran".

Mr Abedinigalangashi, who is also known as Mr Abedini, was arrested in September 2012, and his case was heard at the Revolutionary Court Branch 26 in Tehran on 21 January. Mr Abedini, who has dual United States/Iranian nationality, is a former Muslim convert to Christianity.

Mr Abedini's lawyer, Naser Sarbazi, told Mohabat, the ...

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