Monday 17 October 2016

Hard-liners in Iran release video showing detained US businessman

The Associated Press, Dubai Monday, 17 October 2016

Hard-liners in Iran have released a video showing a detained Iranian-American businessman for the first time since his arrest in October.

The minute-long video, posted Monday by Iran’s judiciary news agency, shows Siamak Namazi amid a montage of clips, including an Iranian drone flying over a US aircraft carrier and American sailors on their knees being detained in January.

The video has no audio other than what sounds like a dramatic film score. It shows Namazi’s documents such as US passport, and a clip of him in a conference room, his arms raised at his sides.

Namazi is a son of Baquer Namazi, a former UNICEF representative who once served as governor of Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan province under the US-backed shah. Both are now held in Iran.

Last Update: Monday, 17 October 2016 KSA 11:45 - GMT 08:45




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