The wife of a Christian Boise pastor imprisoned in Iran spoke in front of the United Nations Human Rights Council Tuesday. Naghmeh Abedini traveled to Geneva to make her case for her husband’s release.
Saeed Abedini has been in prison since last September, and was sentenced for attempting to convert Iranians to Christianity.
Mrs. Abedini addressed the international governing body for the first time.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The State Department says a Boise pastor who has been jailed in Iran since September has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
Spokesman Darby Holladay said Sunday that the department is calling on Iran to respect Saeed Abedini's human rights and release him.
Earlier this month Iran's semi-official news agency, ISNA, quoted Abedini's attorney as saying his client stood trial in the Revolutionary Court on charges of attempting to undermine state security by creating a network of Christian churches in private homes.
The new movie Argo is a drama about the CIA’s role in getting six Americans out of Iran in the months following the hostile takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. Ben Affleck directed the movie. He also plays Tony Mendez, the CIA operative who thinks up the plan to get the Americans out.
Gas prices are on the rise throughout the United States. In Idaho, it costs on average about $3.80 a gallon. That’s up from $3.00 a gallon at the start of this year. One reason for this spike has to do with future bets on oil prices.