A U.S. citizen and Christian, Pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been imprisoned in Iran for his religious activities, has recently been transferred from the Evin prison where he was being held to Iran's notorious Rajai Shahr prison.
This prison is known for being a place where prisoners are "sent to disappear".
A report by a Dutch diplomat states that the prison of Rajai Shahr: "
is the place where political prisoners who are seen as a nuisance, are stowed
away. Going to Karaj is a severe punishment. Once in there one stops to be a
human being. One is put out of sight, even of human rights activists and the
press. In Rajaï Shahr, political prisoners have to share cells with dangerous
criminals like murderers, rapists and drug addicts who don't hesitate to attack
their cell mates. They have nothing to lose: many of them are condemned to death
anyway. Murders or unexplained deaths are a regular occurrence"/
Abedini is not being allowed to have any visitors, and it is likely that he is in some danger.
This is a pretty bad situation, hopefully the U.S. gov't and the international community can do something to get him released. The U.S. gov't is obligated to at least do something seeing as Pastor Saeed is a U.S. citizen.