News Brief 1/28/2013, Shevat 17, 5773
American-Iranian Pastor Sentenced to 8 Years in Jail by Iran
An American-Iranian pastor sentenced to eight years in jail by Iran for his role in underground churches in the Islamic republic has vowed to appeal against the verdict, the Shargh daily said Monday.
Saeed Abedini, a naturalised US citizen who converted to Christianity, was handed down the jail sentence on Sunday, according to the American Centre for Law and Justice, a Washington-based group supporting his case, AFP reported.
Abedini's Iran-based lawyer Nasser Sarbazi confirmed the sentence and said that his client will file an appeal.