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This is a Fox News alert we are just learning that an American pastor who is being held in Iran has been sentenced to eight years in jail.
Pastor -- -- Dini was arrested in September of last year by a running officials for helping create Christian home churches in Iran.
Back in the early two thousands we have been told this family in Iran was not allowed to attend the court proceedings -- yesterday and FOX & Friends.
-- -- -- wife was hopeful -- Stanley would get to see him soon.
We haven't seen him physically where we're hope that has how many people see him on Monday.
His wife also said that they had recently been getting mixed messages from -- running government about whether or not her husband would be actually released.
I'm Jane -- we begin America's News HQ with this breaking story joining us now.
Jordan secular of the American center for lawn just as this group has been fighting trying to help pass from the Dini -- this case.
A -- thanks so much for coming in today on what's his sentencing expected at how is this playing out.
Yesterday -- on FOX & Friends who we knew -- gotten this weird comment from a close family friend this was the guy willing to put up the bail for.
Pastor -- -- eat and then it kept being denied twenty times it was -- was a joke from Iran but he kept trying to make that point.
Finally the court told -- you do this again.
We're gonna -- your house you're gonna end up in prison and you're gonna lose all your businesses -- this guy was successful enough to put up a 100000 dollars even with their currency problems right now.
So he goes to the court their first day of business -- Saturday there.
To fully operational yesterday to get his documents back that he put down for to start the -- process to kind of just -- -- -- OK I cant risk my family for this anymore.
And the court assistant basically who runs at the administrator.
He's their right hand man of -- hanging judge tells -- You know bail -- an important Smart you know his lawyer needs to come here tomorrow because we may just release.
Now we knew.
Win now we heard that she would trust that the family for heard this and he knew as well this wasn't true there was surprise coming they never called the lawyer.
If we hadn't put that information out.
That lawyer would not known to -- even show up today.
In the courtroom when you walked in the website sitting there press from the Iranian government that can government controlled press reading -- a sentence and -- conviction.
So eight years they and what can you tell us about this prison.
What will it mean for this pastor who is we was like say reiterate -- he is an American citizens.
American citizen his wife's here he's 32 years old -- daughter who's six a son who is for there -- in Idaho.
They would see their dad since July he's -- was under house arrest first.
He never has not had any trouble it's been -- nine times.
Stopped working with the house searches actually so we didn't get it troubles building orphanage was giving the government approval.
He is not doing well you know we had asked the attorney to -- for him to be moved to a better.
A facility within the -- imprison people don't survive there a blogger was arrested October 30.
Who's dead November 3 -- never even got a trial or conviction because he's beaten so badly.
Said he didn't we have not put this out but I think it's important to today had written this very personal letter to not -- and he said in the letter.
It's it's -- really troubling we think about both what he says first that they pass up pain medication talk prisoners and perfect it.
But second they won't even give that to him because that nurse at the hospital for the national security criminals he's too -- -- as it's like a caste system.
Because he is a con -- And now he's this threat so he's -- getting Medicare medical care.
Eight years in Iran in jail is basically a death sentence.
I mean that you do we know lots of cases there they don't ever what you -- after eight years it's not the same thing don't think about like the US or western world.
And this is the beginning of the fight -- This is not a court that operates -- normal policy.
If the Ayatollah wants them to do something they do it they don't have a criminal procedure he does get an appeal but its appeal within the revolutionary court not to a separate court system.
Right we've reached out to the State Department today we are waiting to people get me response from them we know that you know there has been a comment from the White House.
You have repeatedly -- we've repeatedly pushed the State Department because this is an American citizen to get some more information.
We get a reaction of course letter fox folks know about that absolutely -- you -- prior work on this case and others they should cover.
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