WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) this week emphasized to American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow and Ambassdor-at-Large for the International Religious Freedom Rabbi David Nathan Saperstein the importance of protecting religious freedom abroad during a Senate Appropriations Foreign Operations Subcommittee Hearing. Sen. Moran asked about the history of religious persecution and for an update on American Pastor Saeed Abedini who has been imprisoned in Iran since 2012.