Iran: Detained US citizen ends seven-day hunger strike

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A US-Iranian dual national imprisoned in Tehran ended a seven-day hunger strike on Monday, saying he had lost 10 pounds but felt strengthened in his resolve to fight for the release of US prisoners. Siamak Namazi, who has been detained since October 2015, said his strike marked the seventh anniversary of Washington’s decision to exclude him from a prisoner release that saw five other Americans freed after the inking of a historic denuclearisation deal with Iran. Namazi had called on US President Joe Biden to consider the plight of American prisoners in Iran for a minute each day – one “for eac…

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