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Blumenthal Statement on the Reported Release of Morad Tahbaz

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement on the reported release of Morad Tahbaz, a Connecticut resident, who has been wrongfully detained in Iran for more than five years:

“I am relieved that Morad Tahbaz is now free after many long years of unspeakably cruel, inexcusable imprisonment. Morad’s release is a testament to the courage and strength of his family and supporters, who never surrendered fighting for his freedom. I share their relief that his serious medical condition may now be treated, and his well-deserved liberty and rights have been restored.”