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American man held in Iran marks 2,000 days in detention

April 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Siamak Namazi, an Iranian-American detained in Iran, marked 2,000 days -- more than five years -- in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison on Saturday and his family again urged the Biden administration to do everything it can to get him and his father home.

(CNN)Siamak Namazi, an Iranian-American detained in Iran, marked 2,000 days -- more than five years -- in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison on Saturday and his family again urged the Biden administration to do everything it can to get him and his father home.

Babak Namazi, Siamak's brother and Baquer's son, revealed in February that his father's sentence had been commuted, but he has still been barred from leaving Iran.

Jared Genser, the Namazis' pro-bono international counsel, said Saturday that Siamak Namazi's case "serves as the prime example of why the Biden Administration cannot take Iran at its word. "

The Biden administration has previously suggested it will not tie discussions on the Iran nuclear deal to the issue of Americans wrongfully detained in Iran.

"We call on Iran to immediately and safely release all US citizens who are wrongfully detained in Iran, including the Namazis, Emad Sharghi, and Morad Tahbaz, who is a UK citizen," she said.

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