Robert Levinson’s family confirms former FBI agent died in Iranian custody

Levinson disappeared 13 years ago after being sent on a mission to Kish island by CIA analysts who had no authority to do so

Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran in 2007, died in Iranian custody, according to a statement from his family.

The statement said Levinson’s family received the news from US officials but did not know how or when he died, only that his death preceded the coronavirus outbreak that has ravaged Iran.

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