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'Bring us home': American held in Iran ends weeklong hunger strike

“Don't let President Biden leave us in this abyss of misery,” Siamak Namazi said in a letter penned from prison.

WASHINGTON — Siamak Namazi, a US citizen detained in Iran since 2015, ended his weeklong hunger strike on Monday with an urgent plea to the Biden administration to do what is necessary to secure his freedom. 

Namazi, currently the longest-held American prisoner in Iran, launched his seven-day strike to mark “each of the seven years of freedom” he has lost behind bars, describing his hunger protest as "a prisoner's weapon of last resort." 

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