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'Viciously' Beaten: Saeed Attacked by Fellow Inmates

06-11-2015
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American Pastor Saeed Abedini was "viciously" beaten last week by fellow prisoners in Iran, the American Center for Law and Justice reports.

His wife, Naghmeh, writes about the attack on her Facebook page, saying, "It is truly heartbreaking to know that one day after I spoke in front of our Congress, Saeed was beaten by fellow prisoners."

The June 3 attack took place as he was attempting to leave his cell. Pastor Saeed was punched in the face near his left eye and nose. Both eyes were beaten black and blue, but no bones were broken.

His attackers also destroyed a small table he used to study and read. Prison guards did not intervene when he called for help.

ACLJ's Tiffany Barrans spoke more about Saeed's situation. Click play below to watch.

"It's time to get Saeed home before it's too late," his wife wrote.

Saeed has been beaten multiple times in the past, including by prison guards.

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