The wife of Saeed Abedini, an American pastor who has been jailed in Iran for nearly three years because of his Christian faith, is pleading his case at the United Nations.
While diplomats from all over the globe are convening in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, Naghmeh Abedini is advocating on behalf of her imprisoned husband, Saeed. Naghmeh had a 30-minute visit with U.S. Ambassador to the U.N, Samantha Power. She also talked to an important leader from Iran.
“He’s a key decision maker and a very influential ayatollah in Iran,” she says. “And I got to talk to him about how it is not just, it is not right that people are in prison, such as my husband, simply because of believing in Jesus.”
Naghmeh tells OneNewsNow the Iranian leader couldn’t give an answer as to what is happening to her husband or why they continue to hold him.
“But I told him at the end, I said, You know what, Jesus Christ will get him out. He will set him free, and there’s power in the name of Jesus,” she shares. “And so I got to speak that; I don’t know how far I got with him but I pray that he thinks about that, about Christ and what I said and about why people have to suffer – and their children and their families – simply because of believing in Jesus Christ.”
Meanwhile, organizers are coordinating a global prayer vigil for Saeed Abedini on Saturday to mark the third anniversary of his imprisonment in Iran.