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January 30, 2013 – With John Kerry now confirmed as Secretary of State, the first real call from the U.S. government for the release of the American pastor has been given. In a response to the situation Kerry said "We remain deeply concerned about the fairness and transparency of Mr. Abedini's trial.. I, along with the U.S. government, condemn Iran's continued violation of the universal right of freedom of religion and call on the Iranian authorities to respect Mr. Abedini's human rights and release him."
Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American citizen, converted from islam to Christianity is 2000 and has been working on creating an orphanage in Iran. In September Abedini was in the region to work on the orphanage when he was arrested for the charge of “endangering national security” because of his affiliation with underground Christian churches. Like many muslim countries, Christian churches are forced underground into the shadows. If found they face arrest, imprisonment, torture or even death because of their Christian beliefs.
During the tenure of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, the Obama administration remained silent on the Abedini case. Citizens have begun to question the motives behind the silence, wondering if the silence was due to Christianity being at the core of the case. The United States has been a voice for human and civil rights around the world over the past several decades, but in this case remained eerily silent.
The statements of incoming Secretary Kerry have found welcome ears around the world. The American Center For Law And Justice – ACLJ – has been actively involved in the case and sent several email alerts on the issue. The group also created a petition calling for the United States government to condemn the conviction of Pastor Abedini. Under Clinton the request went unanswered, however Kerry has expressed concern over the matter.
Clinton Out – Kerry In: Call For Release of Saeed Abedini Finally Made