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Former FBI agent died in prison in Iran (family)

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Former FBI agent and alleged CIA informant Robert Levinson died in custody in Iran before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, CNN reported citing a statement from his family.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo again called on Iran to release a US citizen and likely CIA informant Robert Levinson, who disappeared in 2007.

“We recently received information from American officials, according to which we and they concluded that our beautiful husband and father died while in custody in Iran. We do not know when and how he died, only that it happened before the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Levinson family said in a statement.

Levinson, a former FBI officer, disappeared in 2007 while traveling to Iran.

The Associated Press Agency conducted its own investigation and concluded that Levinson worked in the CIA in Iran. Iranian authorities have repeatedly stated that they did not detain Levinson, and denied any involvement in his disappearance.

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