Siamak Namazi, businessman Emad Shargi and environmentalist Morad Tahbaz are all US nationals jailed in Iran's Evin prison [Getty]

US citizen jailed by Iran on spying charges implores President Biden to help with release

US citizen jailed by Iran on spying charges implores President Biden to help with releaseamak Namazi, a US citizen imprisoned in Iran’s notorious Evin prison on espionage charges, beseeched US President Joe Biden to help secure his release, in a telephone interview with US broadcaster CNN.

A US citizen imprisoned by Iran on spying charges the United States rejects as baseless gave a rare interview from Tehran’s Evin prison on Thursday beseeching US President Joe Biden to secure his release and that of two other American nationals.

“I implore you, sir, to put the lives and liberty of innocent Americans above all the politics involved and to just do what is necessary to end this nightmare and bring us home,” Siamak Namazi told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in a telephone interview.

Namazi, 51, was speaking on behalf of himself, Emad Shargi, 58, a businessman and US citizen, and environmentalist Morad Tahbaz, 67, who has both US and British nationality.

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