Rocky return home for Boise Pastor Abedini after being held prisoner in Iran
BOISE, ID —
After three years as a prisoner in Iran, Boise Pastor Saeed Abedini landed back in Idaho Tuesday evening. But the return is bittersweet. Just hours after touchdown, his wife filed for legal separation.
She says the return of her husband has been something she's dreamed about for years. However, on Facebook Nahgmeh shares the reality of this homecoming has been anything but dreamy.
Here's Morgan Wagner.
The Abedini family was finally reunited. But a post to Facebook from Naghmeh shows she and her husband are not back together. She starts the message saying.. "Saeed landed in Boise yesterday and had a wonderful reunion with the children. They will be spending more and more time together in the coming days."
She then gets down to business, confronting 'the elephant in the room' feeling that has been surrounding the situation since the reports of physical, emotional, and psychological abuse came to light in November.
Naghmeh statement: "I do deeply regret that I hid from the public the abuse that I have lived with for most of our marriage. I sincerely had hoped that this horrible situation Saeed has had to go through would bring about the spiritual change needed in both of us to bring healing to our marriage. Tragically, the opposite has occurred."
The same day Saeed returned to Boise, Naghmeh filed for a legal separation and listing her maiden name on the documents. She tells people she did this to ensure her children stay in Idaho, while the couple works on their marriage.
"The seeking of an order authorizing separate living and separate arrangements and the issuance of the TRO's means that one party will live in the house," said Attorney David LeRoy. "There will be no unusual transactions and they would both be ordered to cooperate and be sensitive to the needs of the children."
The court has ordered the couple to attend a class called "Focus on Children." That class, we're told, is used to help minimize the trauma this types of situations can have on kids.