CHRISTIAN PASTOR IS RELEASED FROM PRISON IN IRAN AFTER HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL’S APPEAL TO PRESIDENT HASSAN ROUHANI

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January 2016 Saeed Abedini, pastor of an Evangelical church, was detained in 2012 and sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of undermining national security in Iran. His case was highly publicized; more than a million people all over the world signed petition for Abedini’ release. In December 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow ...