The family of Robert Levinson, the former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran in 2007 and has been held illegally by the regime since then despite numerous pleas for his release, said on Wednesday that U.S. officials believe he “died while in Iranian custody,” sometime prior to the deadly outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus in Iran.
“We expect American officials, as well as officials around the world, to continue to press Iran to seek Bob’s return, and to ensure those Iranian officials involved are held accountable,” they said.
The Iranian government continually denied it had anything to do with his disappearance and claimed not to know his whereabouts, denials that were rejected by both the U.S. government and the Levinson family.
When the Iranian regime began releasing prisoners.
There were flickers of optimism he might be released, or at least allowed to speak to the outside world, when the Iranian regime began the mass release of prisoners to slow the spread of the Wuhan virus through its notorious prisons.