I was delighted to see the news about the release of Saeed Abedidni this morning. It has been a long, heart-breaking, saga since Saeed's imprisonment in 2012. His wife Naghmeh Abiding did an amazing job advocating on his behalf. She was perpetually available to the press and requests for interviews. Here is Nagmeh's tweet from this morning:
It is confirmed: Saeed is released from Iranian prison.
— Naghmeh Abedini (@NaghmehAbedini) January 16, 2016
This past summer Naghmeh gave me an interview update on Saeed.
Christianity Today has started an article journalling the news of Saeed's release. You can find that here.
On Sunday, January 18th, 2016 I spoke with Naghmeh about Saeed's release: I'll update this article as more information becomes available.