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Worried relatives of U.S. citizens jailed in Iran seek Trump’s help in gaining release

Worried relatives of U.S. citizens jailed in Iran seek Trump’s help in gaining release

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.

Genser said in an interview that U.S. officials told him they would raise the issue of...

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