The U.S. Senate last night passed by unanimous consent a resolution calling for the government of Iran to immediately release Pastor Saeed Abedini and all other individuals detained on account of their religious beliefs. Sen. Rand Paul was a co-sponsor of this legislation.
"Yesterday, the U.S. Senate began the process of ending religious persecution abroad. We will not sit back and watch as Americans are detained due to their religious beliefs," Sen. Paul said. "Our government must call on Iran to release American Pastor Saeed Abedini and all other individuals detained based on their religious beliefs. I am encouraged by the passage of this resolution and I will continue to do all that I can to protect American citizens from religious persecution abroad."