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Tonight well this sounds very ominous in American pastor from Idaho disappears from a jail in Iran.
His alleged crime.
-- accused of trying to convert Muslims now he's about to stand trial and could face a death sentence the pastor's wife not -- I would be in his lawyer Jordan cycle of joins as good evening to both -- -- and first let me go to TU.
And not tell me it went where what do you know about where your husband last was in what particular jail what's less contact.
Fitting in -- my -- my last contract was a few weeks ago I believe January ninth.
Has found me in Iran usually get some kind of a phone call on Wednesdays and they get to visit him every other Thursday.
-- -- they did not get that get a call this Wednesday and they and they were suspicious.
And at this Thursday they went to the prison and he was not there.
They don't know where he -- as of now there was no.
Notice they were not and there was that there were not aware of anything if he was moved or where he -- The guards couldn't give them answers and -- were hoping to.
Be able to find out where he -- Sound.
Jordan is there's a bureaucratic mess up.
Are there incompetent or they have done something in sinister.
That's -- think with the wrong you assume the -- but you hope for the best the best would be on Monday in court there were multiple days of trial but there's only one day of trial.
We're -- -- and his attorney were able to attend.
The rest were people that were summoned his witnesses from these churches to testify against him and he wasn't able to be there for those -- in that first day.
His lawyer requested that he be moved to a better part of the prison.
For medical reasons he's been beaten he's been -- he's talked about this he was able to get a letter to not make.
Really describing what it was like the classic torture when they've beaten.
The next they treated nicely -- you're gonna -- the next they're gonna get out they put that out the media so there's that hope that he's been transferred somewhere else.
But this judge is not -- -- judge.
-- for no reason and if that's the US government who called him this thing judge.
I mean when was the last time you spoke to your husband and how -- he'd been in jail in Iran.
I believe it's it was just a few Wednesdays ago I think I believe it was.
January ninth and he's been imprisoned for almost five months since September.
And I think I haven't spoken to -- sense and he's every day is as as a big deal every day counts and every day my -- Hope is that we can get the word out we can get get him home get him back to the US soon and it's it's that's been too long since he's been gone from our family and we're desperately wanting him back.
-- -- -- Our State Department can do or is doing and I realized that we don't have diplomatic relations with Iran we have 179 but I think -- they kind of shoot 49 members of congress twelve US senators 37 -- members of the house.
Wrote a letter to Secretary Clinton before the trial started this Monday and said.
Please speak out on this please do more we know you're not doing everything that you can but acknowledging that the US can't just snap its fingers and this is over we have to use our.
Allies around the world who do have.
Diplomatic relations with Iran we've done that the past with passers -- Christians their countries have much better relationships and we do.
But without a statement a clear statement from the secretary of state.
That's public that's released that's out -- website the -- to ask for to get -- emailed to you which is what the National Security Council did.
Calling for his immediate release in condemning Iran which they -- -- not Americans but they have not yet done.
For this American even though congress is -- as well so there is more to do that helps us internationally his actual charge -- Did the main charge is undermining the national security of Iran intentionally.
And attempting to do so -- setting up house churches with 1520 people in that I think about that as a national security charged with treason.
-- -- Jordan thank you both and good luck out we have some good news very soon thank you very much thank you.