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Inmate's health 'deteriorates'

Reuters
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

BEIRUT - The son of an 81-year-old Iranian-American jailed in Iran urged the authorities on Monday to allow his father to serve his sentence at home after he was admitted to hospital for a second time in a week.

On Sunday night, Baquer Namazi's heart rate doubled from 60 to 120 beats per minute and he was suffering from a severe depletion of energy and fluctuations in blood pressure, his lawyer Jared Genser said in a statement. Last Wednesday, Mr Namazi, a former Iranian provincial governor and former UNICEF official, was taken to the Evin prison infirmary after a severe drop in blood pressure.

He is serving 10 years on charges he spied and co-operated with the US, but his health has deteriorated over the nearly two years he has been in prison.

He has denied the charges against him.








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