Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Nine months of young children of the American pastor held in Iran have seen their father and the impact on the family is heartbreaking.
Fox News radio's -- star and she's here with me now with more on this story you talks to his wife and.
That's right not may Bodine and she and her husband have two children Rebecca and -- -- we had a chance to hear her story got -- Nashville and here's what she told us.
American -- -- even on the DD is a prisoner of Iran.
Sentenced to eight years and one of the country's most notorious prisons all because of his Christian faith.
He's been there five months.
And beaten tortured and I'm suffering.
Internal meetings suffering.
Some medical issues and I would expect our government.
To take every action to want him -- at least now.
American hikers were captured by the Iranians -- President Obama and the secretary of state called for their immediate release.
But in the other detainee case the White House has been.
Unusually quiet point you to tell me about the telephone call you received from President Obama.
I have not received a phone call from President Obama.
Tony about the telephone call he received from the secretary of state I have not received.
Any telephone calls from -- secretary of state.
The president said nothing the president and said the word site is -- -- say -- He is not called for his release he is not publicly spoken out.
The American Center for Law and Justice has been mobilizing international support for the -- I believe the government's been silent on this case.
With pastor say you have a -- the reason why the actual executive branch leaders have not spoken we haven't heard from John -- we haven't heard from the president.
Because he converted from Islam to to christianity -- not just so -- human rights being violated its American.
Who has their human rights being violated.
Neither the State Department nor the White House responded to calls from Fox News and the only public acknowledgment came in December -- the administration said they were aware of the case and called for his release.
Meanwhile not -- struggles to adjust to life as a single parent.
I feel -- I can still look my emotions and spend some sense as an adult and try to understand and and to some extent of what's happening.
But the kids don't understand and and -- seeing them cry at night and my daughter has.
Hide out -- where are you daddy -- -- coming guiding this year.
The most difficult time is bedtime when her husband would sing songs to Rebecca and Jacob who -- good day.
Stay still laughing to sing the songs he's the same to them and for them it's comforting but for me it's heartbreaking it's remembering him.
And while passengers -- eat languishes in prison not me and her children hold onto hope and faith.
With the song still deep in their hearts.
Now State Department spokeswoman Victoria -- and was asked about -- -- yesterday during a briefing this.
Is her response.
We remain concerned about.
It's absolutely racist or a regular intervals continue to believe -- citizens to -- home.
These are what's the latest on the case well right now as of today that mrs.
Albany he has yet to receive a telephone call from the president.
And all she wants to know is that her government is doing something to get her husband out of battery -- in prison and.
Many people ask -- what was he doing over in Iran what was his mission when he went.
Sure -- he is originally from Iran has family there and had received permission from the government to create an orphanage.
And while he was in -- doing business to a related to that -- revolutionary guard raided their home and took him into custody it's been almost a year since that happened.
Heartbreaking to see his two kids and his wife waiting for him to come home Todd thanks for bringing -- thanks Christian gonna.
Filter by section