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Senate Passes Resolution for Release of Abedini, Other Americans in Iran

Monday, 11 May 2015 06:36 PM

The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution calling for Iranian officials to immediately release three Americans held in Iran and help locate a fourth.

The lawmakers on Monday called on Iran to free Saeed Abedini, Amir Hekmati and Jason Rezaian and cooperate with the U.S. government to locate and return former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who is believed to be missing in Iran.

Abedini, a Christian pastor from Idaho, has been in Iranian custody since September 2012 and is serving an eight-year sentence for undermining state security.

Hekmati, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen born in Arizona, was arrested on spying charges in August 2011.

Rezaian, The Washington Post's bureau chief in Tehran, has been held since July 2014. Iranian authorities have not provided specific details about why he is being held.

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The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution calling for Iranian officials to immediately release three Americans held in Iran and help locate a fourth.
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Monday, 11 May 2015 06:36 PM
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