61701
Iranian-American Detained in Iran Released on Bail
National

Iranian-American Detained in Iran Released on Bail

An Iranian-American detained in Iran since last summer has been released on bail of approximately $60,000, Reuters reported on Sunday.
Robin Reza Shahini was arrested by security forces while visiting family in the northeastern city of Gorgan last July and subsequently sentenced to 18 years imprisonment on charges of threatening national security.
Two other Iranian-Americans are still being held in Iran.
Security forces detained Siamak Namazi, a businessman in his mid-40s with dual US-Iranian citizenship, in October 2015 while he was visiting family in Tehran.
His father Baquer Namazi, a former Iranian provincial governor and former UNICEF official who also has dual citizenship, was arrested in February 2016.
“Both men were sentenced to 10 years in prison for spying and cooperating with the US government,” Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi said last October, Fars News Agency reported.
Another detainee is Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was sentenced to five years in prison last fall on charges of trying to overthrow Iran’s establishment.
The US State Department issued a travel advisory in March 2016 warning Iranian-Americans against traveling to Iran.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/TlB0fo
  1. https://goo.gl/jK3z6K
  • https://goo.gl/90R43Q
  • https://goo.gl/cT9u8m
  • https://goo.gl/KAKZrh
  • https://goo.gl/PnQxrp

You can also read ...

Optimism Prevails About Future Moves in Saving Nuclear Deal
Iran is guardedly optimistic about the path forward on the...
Zarif Visiting India
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, heading a high-ranking...
Jahangiri Congratulates Russia PM
First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri in a message Sunday...
UNHCR’s Volker Türk Arrives
UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Volker Türk...
Regional Policy Will Not Change Because of US
The country’s top security official says Iran will maintain...
Turkish Envoy Commends Tehran’s Moderation Vis-à-Vis US Unconstructive Move
After Donald Trump announced the US withdrawal from the 2015...
The 2015 deal calls for Iran’s excess heavy water to be sold to foreign buyers.
Iran said Sunday it is determined to continue production and...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Trending

Googleplus