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The United Nations Human Rights Council heard directly from the wife of imprisoned Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini June 4 as she asked the international community to "do more" to ensure that Iran upholds its human rights obligations.
A fresh set of sanctions agreed by the United Nations this week will impose further restrictions on North Korea and increasingly limit its ability to function in the international community. Christians also could be impacted as uncertainty and threats of attacks against the United States and South Korea increase.
The American Center for Law and Justice announced Tuesday that its European affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice, is urging the U.N. Human Rights Council to call on Iran to immediately release American pastor Saeed Abedini, who is serving a prison sentence because of his Christian faith.
Palestinians in the West Bank and Hamas-controlled Gaza celebrated Thursday's historic vote by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize the Palestinian Authority as a non-member state, but Israel maintained that the vote would make peace talks and negotiations even tougher.