Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ali Shakeri Released from Prison

Ali Shakeri was released from Evin Prison in Tehran this week. He still must wait for a judge to give him permission to leave Iran. Shakeri is the last of four Iranian Americans who were arrested in May to be released.

Ali Shakeri is a mortgage broker and a founding board member of the Center for Citizen Peacebuilding at UC Irvine. Iranian officials have not specified what charges he faced or why he was being detained.

There is still no word about former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who has been missing since a business trip to Iran in March. This week, the Iranian government said it will allow Levinson's wife travel to Iran even though it has no information on his whereabouts.

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