Iran: Abducted American begins hunger strike

Source: WILX 10 News

“An American wrongfully imprisoned in Iran is appealing to President Joe Biden to bring him and other detained U.S. citizens home. In a letter to Biden, Siamak Namazi says he’s going on a seven-day hunger strike — one day for each year he was left out of a 2016 prisoner swap between the U.S. and Iran. Namazi is one of three Americans who remained detained in the country. In the letter, he criticized Biden for not meeting with their families. Namazi was arrested in 2015 on espionage-related charges while visiting Iran and sentenced to 10 years in prison. He has denied the claims.” (01/16/23)