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Kerry highlights plight of American Saeed Abedini‬

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry spoke about the plight of American Pastor Saeed Abedini on Monday as he presented the State Department’s annual report on international religious freedom

“In Iran, U.S.-Iranian citizen Pastor Saeed Abedini remains imprisoned. The Iranian authorities sentenced him to eight years behind bars simply because of his religious beliefs,” Kerry explained.

“We will continue to call for his release and we will continue to work for it,” he continued.

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