What about Member Bob Levinson
Our membership decries the fact that Society member Robert “Bob” Levinson was not released in January with the other Americans being held captive in Iran. Bob disappeared in March 2007 from Kish Island in Iran, where he was working. According to some reports, he was last seen in the custody of officials of Iran’s Interior Ministry. Bob is a decorated, retired FBI Agent and a lifelong public servant. This month he becomes the longest held American captive ever. The FBI has made the return of Bob to his loving family a major investigative priority, personally supported by both Directors Mueller and Comey – with significant dedicated resources and a $5 million reward for his safe return.
The negotiated nuclear deal with Iran is complicated but we do know that much was given up by the United States to include seven Iranian criminals being held here, 1.7 billion dollars, and numerous economic sanctions against Iran. Why was Bob’s release not made a pre-condition of any deal with Iran? Why was he not included by Iran with the other Americans who were released? We are urging all of our members to write and call their Congressional representatives to ensure that they bring all possible pressure on the White House and the State Department to make Bob’s release a pre-condition before any additional relief from economic or other sanctions are accorded Iran. Bob should not have been left behind and we need all of you to build the pressure in Washington to bring Bob home. Please use the sample letter to write to your members of Congress, personalizing where appropriate. Thank you for our help!
Nine years without answers is unacceptable. What about Bob? #WhatAboutBob?
• Levinson Sample Letter (.pdf)
• Levinson Sample Letter (.doc)