US Renews Calls on Iran to Release Americans

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is
pressing Iran to release Americans who are detained or have gone
missing there.

Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson has been missing since March 2007. Three hikers - Joshua Fattal, Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd - were detained by Iranian authorities on July 31. And an Iranian-American scholar, Kian Tajbakhsh, was arrested last month on charges related to provoking unrest.

Clinton's statement Saturday comes days after a U.S. graduate student held in Iran returned to Los Angeles.

The student, Esha Momeni, was imprisoned for a month because of
her research on Iranian women's rights movement. She was freed in
November, but was only able to return to the U.S. this past week.

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