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American pastor now held in Iran.
Are reportedly missing pastor -- -- -- Facing the death penalty for trying to open up a network of churches there -- just yesterday his family in Iran tried to visit him.
At the jail they were told he was not there are so where is he today.
Peter Doocy on the set of Washington.
-- his family have any idea where he has.
-- bill and -- site Stanley talks to him on the phone from even prison in Iran.
Every Wednesday and they're allowed to visit him in jail every other Thursday but two days ago.
There was no call when they showed up to see him yesterday the guards told them that pastors -- Was not there that they should come back on Saturday when the jail's main office is open so the -- whereabouts are unknown.
And his wife and Idaho it's very worried.
Every day is as there's 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.
The pastor site who's been in prison since September 26 so tomorrow makes four months behind bars.
In Iran now we have talked it was what next hour two what are the hopes for -- release will be hearing Peter.
It's impossible to tell bill -- sites being held on charges of undermining a -- national security.
The Iranians say he did that because he's an American was trying to set up churches in Iran where he's from and his lawyer says that navigating their judicial system.
Has been a nightmare.
He's been beaten he's been tortured 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 beaten.
The next they treated nicely Mondays you're gonna hang 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 call the hanging judge her for no reason.
-- -- -- is apparently a great deal of pain because he was beaten while being interrogated and the American Center for Law and Justice.
It's circulating a petition that urges President Obama and the State Department and every member of congress to fight for his freedom.
And that petition has over 232.
Thousand signatures but their options are obviously limited since the US and Iran have no diplomatic relations and that's a tricky when Peter thank --
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