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Tehran Investigates Fourth U.S.-Iranian Citizen

Peace activist Ali Shakeri (file photo) (Courtesy Photo) June 8, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Iran reportedly is investigating a fourth U.S.-Iranian citizen on security-related accusations.

Reports from Tehran say the public prosecutor has launched the investigation of peace activist Ali Shakeri.

Iran has charged two U.S.-Iranian scholars -- Haleh Esfandiari and Kian Tajbakhsh -- with spying. A third, Radio Farda reporter Parnaz Azima, has been charged with "antirevolutionary" activities.

The U.S. State Department has expressed dismay about the detention and harassment of U.S.-Iranian citizens for what it calls "groundless charges."

On June 5, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a nonbinding resolution calling for the immediate release of all four Iranian-Americans.

(with material from Reuters)

Radio Farda's Parnaz Azima

Radio Farda's Parnaz Azima