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Detained Iranian-American, 85, leaves Iran for major surgery

An 85-year-old Iranian-American held by Iran over internationally criticized spying charges left the country Wednesday for Oman, officials said, after increasing pressure to free him amid his struggles with poor health. His 50-year-old son, however, remains in Iran.

Baquer Namazi, an 85-year-old Iranian-American held by Iran over internationally criticized spying charges leaves the country for Oman, on Oct. 5, 2022. (The Namazi family via AP)

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