Pastor Saeed Abedini, who was imprisoned in Iran for almost three years for sharing his Christian faith, is accusing Iran's intelligence police of trying to hack into his Facebook account after he made critical remarks against the Islamic regime for jailing thousands of religious and political prisoners.
"After my recent post on my Facebook (Proverbs 17:7) about Iran government today, Iran intelligence police tried to hack my Facebook account, but they haven't been successful (or maybe sending me a threat signal to stop)," he writes on his Facebook page.
"Praise the Lord!" Abedini continues. "We keep [continuing], no one can stop us and no weapons [can] work against us!"
In his earlier post, Abedini says despite their denials, Iranian authorities really put people behind bars if they do not like a person's religious, moral, or political beliefs.
"I have witnessed for years that thousands of Iranians have been in prison because of 'how they think,'" he writes, adding that he was one of those prisoners. Even though the voices of prisoners in Iran cannot be heard now, Abedini says he can shout as loud as he wants against the Iranian government because "I am living in free land now."
Abedini says the hacking attempt on his social media page has only further emboldened him to criticise the Iranian regime.
He shares the Bible verse Isaiah 54:17 to further express his feelings. It reads: "No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me, says the Lord."
Aside from working on his ministry, Abedini is also trying to fix his broken marriage with wife Naghmeh, who has earlier accused him of sexually abusing her, a charge Abedini has steadfastly denied. The couple have requested for privacy now that they are seeking counselling.