(IDAHO STATESMAN) — He isn’t likely to go to jail, but the Boise minister held in an Iranian prison for nearly three years before his release last year will have to work off four days through community service or through labor on a sheriff’s office work crew.
On Monday, Saeed Abedini pleaded guilty in Ada County Magistrate Court to violation of a restraining order taken out by his estranged wife, Naghmeh.
Magistrate Daniel Steckel sentenced Abedini, 36, to 180 days in jail but suspended all but five days. He was given credit for the one day he spent in the Ada County Jail after he was arrested Aug. 31. He was also fined $1,000, with $500 suspended, and placed on unsupervised probation for two years.