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Iran convicted two U.S. citizens of espionage. Their relatives are pressing Trump for help | LA Times

Iran convicted two U.S. citizens of espionage. Their relatives are pressing Trump for help | LA Times

Relatives of U.S. citizens jailed in Iran are trying to press the Trump administration to secure their release as worries grow over the health of an imprisoned father and son.

Baquer and Siamak Namazi, convicted of espionage in a secret trial six months ago, are being held in a section of Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, according to a petition their lawyer filed this week with the U.N.’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.

The section of the prison is known “for the use of cruel and prolonged torture of political opponents of the government,” the petition by lawyer Jared Genser says.

Source: Iran convicted two U.S. citizens of espionage. Their relatives are pressing Trump for help – LA Times