Currently Detained Americans
September 2016 – Kai Li, a naturalised US citizen born in China, is detained while visiting relatives in Shanghai.
July 2018 – He is sentenced to ten years in prison for espionage following a secret trial held in August 2017.
Baquer and Siamak Namazi
October 2015 – Siamak Namazi, a Dubai-based businessman with dual US and Iranian citizenship, is detained while visiting relatives in Tehran.
October 2016 – The men are sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $4.8 million, according to Iran’s official news channel IRINN. Iran officials say five people were convicted and sentenced for “cooperating with Iran’s enemies,” a government euphemism that usually implies cooperating with the United States.
August 2017 – An Iranian appeals court upholds the convictions.
January 28, 2018 – Baquer Namazi is granted a four-day leave by the Iranian government, after being discharged from an Iranian hospital. Namazi’s family say the 81-year-old was rushed to the hospital on January 15 after a severe drop in his blood…