Idaho Governor Butch Otter called for the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini this morning with Kevin Miller Show on KIDO Radio.  Naghmeh Abedini, Saeed's wife, had asked Miller earlier in the day to ask the governor if he would make a public statement supporting her husband's release.  Miller played the interview of Naghmeh and Otter replied, 'that's why it's so important, that those of us that are not being held hostage, those of us that are free to say so, should push the envelope just as far as we can to seek peaceful release and quick release.

Governor Otter encouraged people to pray for Saeed as well.  "Prayer is one of the strongest forces that we've got."