American Man ‘Begging’ Iran to Release Ailing Father, Seeks White House Intervention

The son of an Iranian-American man is “begging” for Iran to release his ailing father from prison, and is seeking direct intervention from the White House.

Baquer Namazi, 84, is in urgent need of surgery to clear up a severe blockage in the main artery that supplies blood to his brain, according to his son, Babak, and the family’s lawyer, Jared Genser.

The potentially life-saving surgery is required within seven to 10 days, prompting pleas from the family and supporters for Iran to release Baquer Namazi from custody, the Associated Press reported.

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