American Prisoner In Iran Starts Hunger Strike

Open letter to President Joe Biden urges him to make good on government’s promise to bring imprisoned Americans home

At a glance

  • Siamak Namazi, an American-Iranian currently held in an Iranian prison, has started a seven-day hunger strike.
  • Namazi is serving a 10-year sentence after he was arrested in 2015 on spying charges that are baseless, according to the United States.
  • The prisoner began the strike to protest against the U.S. government’s failure to bring him and other dual nationals home.

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