Washington D.C., May 4, 2013 / 12:19 pm
A U.S. citizen being held in an Iranian prison for his Christian activities has reportedly been moved to solitary confinement, prompting concerns over his health and safety.
"We believe that he is being beaten in solitary confinement. We have no way of finding out about his health," said Naghmeh Abedini, whose husband, Saeed, has been imprisoned in Iran since last fall.
"There will be no more visitations allowed and we will have no way of knowing how Saeed is doing," she explained.
Pastor Saeed Abedini is an American citizen born in Iran who is currently serving an eight-year sentence in Iran's Evin Prison. Raised Muslim, Abedini converted to Christianity in 2000, and after marrying an American woman, he became an American citizen in 2010.