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-- -- -- He's going to hit it -- Lauren Green -- religion correspondent and Fox News Channel.
It was a chance meeting that she says could only have been -- answer to her prayers.
-- -- may have a Dini the -- jailed Iranian born American pastor.
-- of -- it was able to hand deliver a letter from her husband to Iranian President has I was well on his delegation.
Not me joins me now with more of those details will welcome.
Thank you for having me also tell me how does happen that you were able to hand delivered this letter.
You know I didn't even realize that you're saying at the same hotel as they running delegation and that you Ryan president and them.
I was in the -- doing an interview.
And when I saw the delegation and you know I -- security passing by and I.
Had copies of the letter so -- Puts them and asked them to deliver this letter from me to present our money and that they -- a -- Did you see the president himself.
Now it was it was that big crowd of security it was there was a lot of movement there was a lot of talk I -- I understand part because there was a lot of -- of securing the area before.
And I saw a big.
Surrounding someone and it seemed to be the president that I -- quickly ran after them but I was only able to get to -- delegation.
And that delivered the letter so what were you thinking when you saw that you delegation in -- and -- You know that this would be there was at the moment of thought of what I should do but.
The -- that the you know it was interesting for me that I was in the same -- not even having fun that.
But that was you know maybe a divine appointment -- you know.
Time for me to be there so I knew I had to take my.
The chance and hand deliver the letter and asked them to get it to president reminding.
What is this your husband's letter or -- is your message to from -- I think your message.
To the president -- -- -- letter from my husband from inside the prison to president outlining.
And I want to make sure he got it.
Did you ever think in your wildest dreams that you would get so close to the Iranian President because.
It's assumed he was sort of perhaps in -- delegation but you denouncing him directly now.
But it's -- season that he was in that group of people did you ever think you would get so close -- I.
I did not and I even the delegations and I just didn't think I'd be so close to be able to.
Approach them and to speak directly with them about -- imprisonment and importance.
And you know I got to introduce myself as -- -- wife and how important this matter is to us and requesting for the delivered a letter -- be read by the president and if you could.
Speak directly to president I was on -- what would you -- You know well first I would say he's the father and -- our -- has been torn apart simply base because of violation of sites religious freedom.
And I he's not a political prisoner even though they label him as a political prisoner he's really -- prisoner.
And I would also.
Talent that had to you know he has made many nice comments and promises.
Heard many of that throughout the year and unfortunately even after his presidency there's been.
Increased number of Christians arrests have been persecuted and sentenced.
I would ask him and two.
Take action as if to prove his words of providing more freedom and the best time would be now visiting the US.
And speaking at the UN and releasing an American president an American.
Citizen who is imprisoned because of -- the violence in his religious freedom.
President -- is kind of present a softer and gentler Iran and I want it actually.
Re part of the letters that tell your husband wrote to the president this is the first -- as Mr.
President I'd like you.
I like you believe in moderation and as a spiritual man have no interest in politics and did not seek actions against national security propaganda for political groups.
My purpose in all my tennis in my hometown was reduced pain and suffering as well as compassion for.
War orphans and unaccompanied children in accordance with religious schools and -- sole intention of -- my savior Jesus Christ he's not.
-- back from being a Christian he's saying I'm a Christian and that's why I'm not going to be anyone else was out part of the message he wanted to really.
In precisely he didn't.
He you know he wanted to emphasize I'm not a political prisoner I was you're doing good.
And unfortunately I came to help the orphans and -- unfortunately now my wife is without guardian of my kids are without a father.
But that's something he's never backed out of his Christian faith they've you know you've been tortured and told that if he does -- his -- they would release them.
And you -- actually has internal -- and has agreed to.
International laws in allowing for religious freedom allowed for conversions -- for peaceful assembly.
And so it's interesting it's been a year of him being healthy -- equally.
And so he's trying to -- the president.
Take action on what he sat of being a moderates and asking him to evaluate his case in terms of the legal system -- cases -- -- We can't there's no more avenues we can appeal anymore.
So the only way is where pardon.
And he's asking the president who re evaluate his case and and see why he's really there.
And and that there's no no.
Evidence of innovative thank you for the spy agency he was had broken any -- that he simply there because that's.
Christian belief and he was there helping them or and so he's asking the president to look into his case officially he was charged and sent send them.
And found guilty of what and then how long does the sentence the basis for the charged with -- look -- assembly.
The charged with that that was undermined they run in national security they called into the soft war.
And see if they treat him as a political prisoner.
That the -- as -- -- peaceful assembly which occurred thirteen years -- has occurred between 2002005.
Went sight -- working.
Under -- government approved building -- And the government at that time was well aware of the family gatherings of the Christians in the house fiction and -- -- get under president -- time.
With a more moderate president before of course Ahmadinejad came -- power in 2005.
So they went back to -- time that it was a lot but the government.
And -- some of that there was nothing new though is that being charged with anything he's done on.
It was it was interesting that they went back two years and there went with some different.
Government -- It has been a year come Thursday and -- the place -- you was arrested what are you doing in connection with this anniversary.
-- along here.
And -- you know thinking about one year it seems maybe -- and some people but it's been like ten years I found me my kids have really suffered.
Now we're remembering -- -- prayer vigils across the US.
I think over 85 cities that have now are now joining.
That lists the cities can be found on.
Be that be heard project dot com or you can search -- thank -- or.
And civil cases than the name of cities are there but I'm very encouraged at a price -- are doing on that day in September 26.
To pay for society and other.
Christians around the world.
In you reaction yet -- a lot of -- attitude of the year having delegation.
If you -- you're and surprised by my people months because they were surrounded pilots security and just -- I was actually has -- thinking are they gonna arrest me if I approach them.
They -- surprised and shocked by me taking such samples that I can see confusion and shock on their face and it was silence -- big contenders and they can.
Believe that I was there and their vicinity and and the wife of about American pastor they had of -- I they just couldn't believe it.
And and I do when I -- that they were just -- said okay.
Like in soft -- and a diet and you expected a -- there -- harsh reaction I expected people to surround me and you know.
But you know I would actually look that all the security -- from the US government from the running government thinking.
It's a -- they're not gonna let me get the letter and that somehow I was able to it.
They were very shocked that I was there and they have my husband in Iran and there I was asking for his beliefs and delivering and a letter.
Did they recognize you do they know who you were you know what I said when I was in treatment the -- -- the recognition.
And I said not everything.
I knew nothing about him as the wife of identity its -- it was not it was not.
Us there or who is he was very obvious that the union.
-- -- wasn't being the site was being when I was talking about I'm asking him like in your wildest dreams do other things would get so close now known.
I didn't I just -- I wish.
I dreamed about it but never thought that it would happen and you know I believe you take that step and got that the rest I wanted to take the step at least be the same with -- -- the same.
Near the UN when the president was there and see what what would happen and you know I would have never thought and especially -- -- Sunday night for it to happen on Monday.
It's just so quickly and it was only a matter of chance that you're staying but those same hotel you didn't know orchestrate that right now I didn't now.
I didn't even know until -- tech then I was checking and that its payment.
Any reaction yet from the delivery what have they read the -- you know that at all hours or and other communication actually see right after it delivered the letter.
At those two deliveries.
They gather -- -- all gather and we're reading it and I know -- it was very it was very nice talking for them but I do think -- promised me.
That they would delivered the letter to the president and they were all -- they -- high delegation that are here for you know for the UN and see.
Were very shocked but they did promise me -- you know I think that we will deliver it to have Andrea.
That I know they read it because I saw them.
A group of a gathering and looking at the -- the what do you mean by two deliveries of the letter -- Two times I tied into that delivered one was.
-- -- Which I believe the president was among them but I I cannot confirm.
And then the other time that was -- -- as soon after another delegation and I I had another letter site.
I gave me -- -- -- -- -- around the same time.
And they both promise delivery.
Well this is a very exciting say it at this point there's been no movement there's been no indication that they are going to release her husband known now they've released them.
That doesn't I think last week and -- there's talks of them really think about eighty.
Anymore prisoners but it's he's not on the list it's not they're not talking about possibility of anything him anytime soon.
The -- -- her -- as it was four pages long we've just taken a couple of quotes from when we the second quote.
Of the letters as my wife and children as well as over a billion Christians.
In the world -- God's justice and then your consideration.
Of this matter.
And he's really laying it all out there he's saying the world's watching you.
But they gonna do.
And I do believe you know.
I don't want to be.
Pessimist and but I do believe it's time -- -- running government take action and then say beautiful word.
And this would -- Best time for them to do that to show OK we do want to work.
You know and we do we do one -- he.
Not violators at least the human rights issues and here's here's an American citizens there and here's the freedom back.
I you know he is he's putting it out there thanks so many people are watching you so many people care about justice and and this issue what are you -- do.
That's a lesson will be granted any we're taking your life and your hands I don't really.
Approaching and I you an allegation like that from Iran and was and -- him -- -- Did -- some stuff afterwards but it was that was it was a moment of what I am I gonna take this up for my husband.
And it was scary there was a lot of security but I did and I delivered the letter.
I not remedying thank you very much for being here why provides open I mean born American pastor thing is happening thank you very much thank you.
And thank you again for joining us on a spirited debate about.
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