Will Iran free American pastor?
Wife skeptical of Iranian media reports
- Duration 4:38
- Date Jan 22, 2013
Wife skeptical of Iranian media reports
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Iran says that American pastor held on charges of evangelizing will be soon free.
The pastor's wife here in the US says that is a big fat lie and the timing is important too because a trial just started yesterday.
-- Organization representing pastors -- -- UW Neil's wife and children.
They live here in the US and.
Well there's a couple things and number one -- report yesterday that -- judge during the trial set bail again.
So that the pastor could be released and the fact the matters while the judge.
Has set bail be bailed.
-- refused to be accepted in other words the processing facilities will not except.
The bail there's been over twenty attempts -- been set for this pastor for five months and they've refused to acknowledge the bail so the court -- say one thing and then that.
Authorities will say something else remember this is control -- by the revolutionary guard.
So that's number one number two there is a proceeding going on today.
Actually as we speak right now where neither the pastor or his lawyer are entitled to be there and -- allegedly.
Putting on the stand witnesses including other pastors in the community.
One thing that became very clear in the trial yesterday the actual charge against -- pastors -- -- -- Dini is violating you know potential violations of what they called state security.
Because he started house churches that is actually the charged that they had this many in jail for not -- I ran right now and they big knowledge that.
The problem is we're dealing with they -- revolutionary guard so we are having to get all of the resources that we can Muster around the globe to put pressure probably -- -- Regina to let him out what what is their motivation here.
I -- I mean you watch some of these stories play out how to they usually end here.
Well you know hundreds of -- we don't know how they -- which means into the people literally disappear.
Or they die or -- killed died in prison or -- killed.
Up -- and -- which Fox News covered so well.
Around the globe Bob with all your networks.
We got he was out his lawyer I'll end up in jail for season is not in jail right now.
But the he was able to get out of jail.
This particular case is unique because not only is us laid -- big media are Iranian by nationality -- a US citizen.
And we've yet to get the kind of statement we want although the White House did -- issue a statement through the National Security Council.
We really need the secretary of state to -- a demand for release.
But you know buildings are hard it I'm very very concerned as you could tell.
About where this case is going and I -- obviously don't have any confidence in the -- Iranian revolutionary part of a -- there so it's global pressure in his governments that do business with fiery end.
That we need to put that pressure on this judge sort of -- EU.
Yeah judge has been and what we know he has a tough tough reputation to this -- and the -- just started this week.
-- and his wife is on record as saying that everything is coming out of there this week as it is a flat out lie.
And so so what what's the motivation behind -- Ronnie and media putting this word out when in fact it's not the case because what you're saying now that.
This -- still in jail.
He's behind -- Jail he's facing abuse while he's in prison.
And they -- -- regime the revolutionary guard is trying to utilize their internal media.
The Iranian official news agencies in order to -- down at any kind of global outreach that's going on media wise I mean media outlets around the world are picking the story up now.
And what the in irony in the present and the fact is that the it's -- version of what I call media advocates in that we're doing the same thing.
In the United States were putting up the true facts I read is utilizing their resources to distorted to try to tamper down.
Media interest in what is increased -- becoming a dangerous by the moment situation for pastor us aideed and his bam he's -- -- rigors all -- -- -- we.
That are relying on you for a lot of our information through this space on your contacts inside of Iran.
If it changes we'll bring you back but as for now the reports are not true.
He has not met -- it has not been except that he is this American pastor is behind bars.
When you get updates -- personnel guy.