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Marine Veteran Prisoner In Iran Taunted By Guards After Obama Fails To Mention Him At #WHCD

Marine Veteran Prisoner In Iran Taunted By Guards After Obama Fails To Mention Him At #WHCD

 

Marine Veteran Prisoner In Iran Taunted By Guards After Obama Fails To Mention Him At #WHCD

Via ABC:

Just hours after President Obama used his appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner to call for the release of an American journalist held prisoner in Iran, another American held at the same prison was taunted by Iranian prison guards who told him the president did not mention his name, his family said.

 

The prisoner, Marine Corps veteran Amir Hekmati, called his mother over the weekend from the notorious Evin prison in Tehran, terrified that gaining his release is not a priority for the U.S. government, his family said. Now, in an emotional letter to the White House, Amir’s sister is demanding to know why the president has never said her brother’s name in public. He has been imprisoned for nearly four years.

 

“He has already been mistreated, abused, and tortured,” writes Sarah Hekmati, Amir’s sister, in a letter to White House counter-terrorism advisor Lisa Monaco. “Now the mental torture continues as he is made to feel that the country he put his life on the line for, the one he defended, and the president he voted for has left him behind and are not actively trying to secure his freedom.” More

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