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Elderly American Baquer Namazi Reportedly Arrested in Iran

An elderly U.S. citizen whose son has been jailed in Iran for the past four months has reportedly been arrested by Iranian authorities.

Image: Siamak Namazi
Iranian-American consultant Siamak Namazi is pictured in this photo taken in San Francisco, California, in 2006. Baquer Namazi, Siamak's 80-year-old father, was reportedly arrested in Tehran, Iran, on Monday. Ahmad Kiarostami / Reuters

According to a Facebook statement from the family, 80-year-old Baquer Namazi was taken into custody on Monday.

His wife believes he has been taken to the infamous Evin prison, where their son — Siamak Namazi — has been in custody since October.

Both the father and son are said to be dual U.S.-Iranian citizens.

Lawyer of Elderly American Arrested in Iran Discusses Case 1:40

At a Senate panel hearing on Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry said he was aware of the situation, but couldn't comment due to privacy reasons.