Sept. 14, 2022

Free Shahab Dalili, American hostage in Iran | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Free Shahab Dalili, American hostage in Iran | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Shahab Dalili is a US permanent resident from Virginia. His wife and children are all US citizens. In April 2016, Shahab went to Tehran to attend his father’s funeral. He was then arrested and has been wrongfully imprisoned in Iran to this day. Shahab is not the only American currently held hostage in Iran. The Iranians are also holding captive: Siamak and Baquer Namazi, Emad Shargi and Morad Tahbaz.

On this episode, we have the honour of speaking to Shahab’s son, Darian Dalili. Darian walks us through what happened to his father, his unfair trial and how the Dalili family are all coping with this trauma. We end the episode talking about what the Iranian authorities and US government need to do as well as what journalists and the public can do to help bring Shahab back home to his family in Virginia.

If you prefer, you can watch the video version of this interview on YouTube

For more information on Shahab Dalili, please check out the following:

  • Social media hashtag: FreeShahabDalili

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