US 'Very Concerned' with the Re-Imprisonment of Its Citizens in Iran

The United States on Wednesday (7/2) said "deeply concerned" that Iran imprisoned Iranian-American Baquer Namazi after having released him so he could receive medical treatment.

The White House said it knew the former 81-year-old UN official returned to the famous "Evin Prison" in Iran against the strong advice of his doctor and the Iranian regime's own medical examiner. "

Namazi is serving a 10-year prison term on Iranian allegations that he is spying on Iran and cooperating with the Americans. it was "wrong."

The White House says Namazi has been hospitalized four times during the past year and "continues to have heart problems that threaten his life. He still needs ongoing medical care. "

The White House says it" asks Iran to be fully responsible for Nam's health. "The Trump Government called for" the immediate and unconditional release of all Americans held in custody and disappear in Iran " including Namazi, his son, Siamak Namazi, Xiyue Wang, and Robert Levinson.

Baquer Namazi was arrested two years ago, five months after his son was arrested Jared Genser, namzi family lawyer, said returning Namazi to the prison was "the same as the death penalty."

Babame Namazi, another Namazi boy, told reporters in Washington, his father's imprisonment was an extraordinary cruelty "of the Iranian government. [my/jm]