Navy veteran Michael White released from Iranian prison amid coronavirus outbreak

Navy veteran Michael White released from Iranian prison amid coronavirus outbreak
Michael White (Image provided)

[Ed. – This rogue state needs to have its arm twisted even more.]

Navy veteran Michael White, who has been held hostage on criminal charges in Iran since 2018, was released from prison into Swiss custody on medical furlough amid Iran’s deadly coronavirus outbreak.

“Michael White, who has been wrongfully detained by the Iranian regime since 2018 and is serving a 13-year sentence, was released today on a medical furlough. His release on humanitarian grounds was conditioned upon him staying in Iran,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday. “Michael is now in the custody of the Swiss embassy and will undergo medical testing and evaluation. The United States will continue to work for Michael’s full release as well as the release of all wrongfully detained Americans in Iran.”

White’s release came the day after the U.S. imposed new sanctions on Iranian nuclear scientists.

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