International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief

Global Leaders Meet with American Pastor Saeed Abedini’s Wife

IPPFoRB gathering of over 100 parliamentarians from 50 countries met in New York.

IPPFoRB gathering of over 100 parliamentarians from 50 countries met in New York.

As the 70th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations convenes in New York City, the fight to save American Pastor Saeed Abedini continues. With global leaders gathering for numerous meetings, Naghmeh Abedini continues her efforts to spread her family’s story, encouraging leaders from around the world to join the fight to save Pastor Saeed.

This past weekend, Naghmeh spoke before more than 100 Parliamentarians from nearly 50 countries at a gathering hosted by the International Panel of Parliamentarians. Following Naghmeh’s presentation, 67 Parliamentarians signed a letter to the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament calling for Pastor Saeed’s release.

The signatories of the letter came from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chad, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Germany, Honduras, India, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malawi, Myanmar, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Kingdom, and Uruguay.

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