BERLIN – Iran’s prison authorities have ratcheted up the pressure on American-
Iranian Pastor Saeed Abedini to renounce Christianity.
In a letter
written by the 32- year-old Abedini – and released on Friday – he says the
conditions in Tehran’s Evin Prison, are “so very difficult that my eyes get
blurry, my body does not have the strength to walk, and my steps become very
weak and shaky.”In his first letter from Abedini since his conviction in
January for practicing Christianity in the Islamic Republic, he wrote, “They are
only waiting for one thing... for me to deny Christ... But they will never get
this from me.”
The Washington-based American Center for Law and Justice
released Saaed’s letter.