Iranian-American man imprisoned in Iran gets four days' leave

Iranian-American man imprisoned in Iran gets four days' leaveAn 81-year-old Iranian-American man imprisoned in Iran, Baquer Namazi, has received a four-day leave from the Iranian government until Thursday after being discharged from a hospital, his lawyer said on Sunday. Earlier this month, Namazi, who was detained in February 2016 and later convicted of espionage charges that he denied, was taken to the hospital for the fourth time in the past year after a severe drop in his blood pressure, an irregular heartbeat, depletion of energy and his coloring turning white, his lawyer, Jared Genser, said in a statement. Namazi had emergency heart surgery in September to install a pacemaker, Genser said, adding that Namazi’s doctors had said prison conditions were “dangerous” for him and would worsen his health.



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