(CNSNews.com) – Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American citizen who has been imprisoned in Iran for two years for practicing his Christian faith, is receiving death threats from jailed terrorists associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).
“This is an extremely dangerous development that puts Pastor Saeed’s life at grave risk,” Jay Sekulow, ACLJ’s chief counsel, stated in a Wednesday press release.
“Not only is Pastor Saeed facing threats from Iranian militants who have imprisoned him because of his Christian faith, he now faces new and perhaps even more dangerous threats from Iraqi ISIS prisoners who want to murder Pastor Saeed because of his faith.”
“We call on President Obama and Secretary [of State John] Kerry to intervene immediately to secure Pastor Saeed’s release and to ensure that he is protected during this transfer to freedom,” Sekulow continued.
“Pastor Saeed, who is approaching his second year of imprisonment in Iran, must be returned to his family without delay.”