BREAKING: American Pastor Saeed Abedini and Other Americans Have Just Been Freed
By Jay Sekulow
January 16, 2016
American Pastor Saeed Abedini has just been released from imprisonment in Iran.
For more than three years, Pastor Saeed – a U.S. citizen – has endured imprisonment in Iran.
We can now officially confirm that Pastor Saeed has been freed. In addition there are reports that 3 other Americans imprisoned in Iran have also been released.
News broke late last night that Pastor Saeed had been taken from his prison cell to Iran’s Central Intelligence agency. While the details are still coming in, we can confirm that this morning he was released... the rest
5 Americans released by Iran, 4 as part of prisoner swap, official says Iran has freed four U.S. prisoners as part of a prisoner swap, including Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, Marine veteran Amir Hekmati and Christian pastor Saeed Abedinir, senior U.S. administration officials said Saturday, confirming reports first published in Iranian media.
A fifth man -- described as a recently detained student named Matthew Trevithick-- was separately released, U.S. officials said.
The announcement comes on a day when the United Nations' nuclear watchdog is expected to announce whether Iran is in compliance with a July deal to restrict its nuclear program...