US businessman jailed in Iran breaks hunger strike

February 22, 2016 18:02


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WASHINGTON - An American businessman jailed in Iran since October has broken his hunger strike, his mother wrote on social media on Monday.

Siamak Namazi, a dual US-Iranian citizen, was detained in Iran in October while visiting family. Iranian authorities have not yet announced any charges against him.

Namazi's mother, Effie Namazi, wrote in a Facebook post from Iran on Saturday that she had been unable to meet with her son for some time and had heard through his cellmate's family that he had undertaken a hunger strike. She asked Iranian officials to allow her and Namazi's father to meet with Namazi to convince him to call off his strike.

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