Iranian-Americans released as part of a US prisoner swap deal inside a plane en route to the US

Iran Discloses Identities Of Two More Prisoners In Swap Deal With US

Wednesday, 09/20/2023

Iran's regime has revealed the identities of two American prisoners it recently released along with five known hostages as part of a swap arrangement with Washington.

According to Nour News, which is linked to Iran's Supreme National Security Council, the previously unnamed prisoners are Reza Behrouzi and Fakhr al-Sadat Moeini, who had chosen to remain anonymous.

“While US government was hiding pictures and identities of two prisoners released from Iran, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan published their photos,” wrote Nour News.

The two individuals, along with Emad Sharghi, Siamak Namazi, and Morad Tahbaz, were released on Monday as part of the agreement between Tehran and Washington, which also included $6 billion blocked in South Korea due to US sanctions.

The daughter of Jamshid Sharmahd, a German-Iranian, and a US permanent resident currently facing the death penalty in Iran, called upon reporters and US lawmakers to investigate the issue of these two prisoners.

She posed several questions, seeking information about their connection to the US, their activities in Iran, the reasons for their imprisonment, and the circumstances surrounding their release. She also questioned why these individuals received expedited treatment from the State Department, contrasting it with the extended captivity of others in Iran for years, such as her father Jamshid Sharmahd.

Sharmahd, a 68-year-old software developer and California resident, was abducted during a visit to the United Arab Emirates in 2020 and forcibly taken to Iran. He was subsequently sentenced to death by on charges of "spreading corruption on Earth," a verdict that Amnesty International has already denounced as a sham, and his family vehemently disputes the allegations against him.

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