Talk:Disappearance of Robert Levinson

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من او را در افغانستان و زندان پروان دیدمEdit

خانواده محترم رابرت لیوینسون را من 3 سال پیش در زندان پروان افغانستان دیدم. او می گفت که او توسط ماموران امنیتی امارات متحده عربی بازداشت شده است و پس از چند روز با انتقال به عربستان از او بازجویی کرده اند بعد هم چون امکان انتقال آن به آمریکا نبود به افغانستان آورده شد. او می گفت که به جاسوسی برای ایران متهم شده است. این فیلم هم جدید نیست و احتمالاً در عربستان از او گرفته اند چون او به شکنجه و بازجویی در عربستان با فیلمبرداری توسط دوربین ویدیویی هم اشاره می کرد. — Preceding unsigned comment added by [redacted] 16:01, 10 December 2011 (UTC)


لطفا از دادن این اطلاعات به مقامات مربوطه را به جای از ویکیپدیا ، دانشنامه آزاد --FormerIP (talk) 03:11, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

If authorities in your country are hostile, contact the local US or Swiss Embassy and pass information to them. Phearson (talk) 04:41, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

I saw him in Parwan, Afghanistan prisonEdit

Translation of the Persian text above courtesy of Google translate

Dear family

Robert Lyvynsvn I saw three years ago in Afghanistan's Parwan prison. He said he was detained by security forces in the UAE is Arabic, and after several days of interrogation, he had moved to Saudi Arabia as possible after it was brought to Afghanistan was America. He said he has been accused of spying for Iran. This film is not new and may have been because he was in Saudi Arabia with his torture and interrogation at the time he was filmed by video camera.

Please give this information to the authorities instead of Wikipedia -- FormerIP ( talk) 03:11, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Maybe authorites turn a deaf ear to any or all credible information. Lets not be a bunch of anal asses intent on sticking 100% to wikipedia policy and procedure. What is more important? Getting the word out, about Mr. Levinson? Or maintaining Wikipedia editorial policy? MArc S. Dania Fl 206.192.35.125 (talk) 15:18, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

If Robert Levinson is still alive, and in the custody of the Iranian government, he would undoubtedly be being held at the Evin House of Detention, located at 35.796°N 51.384°E in northwestern Tehran, in Iran, most likely in the secretive "Section 209" annex of the facility, which is run by the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence. The Iranians have inferred that they have him, however, not officially admitted it. It came out that Robert Levinson was CIA, and the reason why he has not been released or exchanged, even though his cover has been compromised, tells me that the U.S. does not really want Mr.Levinson back that badly, which could mean #1 he is DECEASED (keep in mind, he had diabetes and hypertension) or #2 Mr. Levinson was in fact collaborated with Iran, and has secretly partitioned the Iranian government for asylum, to avoid prosecution or retribution. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2603:3005:2B02:FA00:F00B:E26B:546B:1D7 (talk) 17:12, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

I encountered Bob Levinson whilst imprisoned in evin 209 about Aug 10, 2010..he waS extremely tall, walked with limp, and we communicated via hand signals as we were both out of our cells.. I contacted the Cia on this,But nothing ever materialized... I am 100% sure it was him.... Andrew Barber Travellinandi (talk) 07:41, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

Unexplained removal of pictureEdit

I am not sure why IPs are attempting to remove the picture of the subject from the page. I would appreciate it if they could please explain why. Currently, it's use is within policy on Wikipedia. Phearson (talk) 04:19, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

Biography, AP, & PressTV ReportsEdit

Typically, people with pages have associated biographies on Wikipedia and Mr. Levison does not.

PressTV was not launched until 3 July 2007 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PressTV this article references an 3 April PressTV article where Mr. Levison was on private business. Casual reader would infer that Mr. Levison was not collecting information for any government agency. However, the Associated Press reported 12 December 2013 that Mr. Levison was collecting information for the CIA http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/robert-levinson-cia-missing-iran-101107.html. 74.124.71.140 (talk) 07:49, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Hostage or prisoner?Edit

Even the family lawyer said he was working for the CIA

Lenbrazil (talk) 01:13, 17 January 2016 (UTC) Lenbrazil (talk)

A new article about alleged CIA links.[1] Siberian Husky (talk) 05:13, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

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Litvinenko connection?Edit

This is not a reliable source, but does have interesting information: http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2018/02/habakkuk-on-longtime-sources.html#more Shtove (talk) 21:53, 4 February 2018 (UTC) [edited to add context and signature]

thehill.com May 2018Edit

http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/387625-mueller-may-have-a-conflict-and-it-leads-directly-to-a-russian-oligarch

--Neun-x (talk) 08:07, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

Languages/Religion/FinancesEdit

In the puzzle of this case it would be interesting to know if he has the religion that you could assume from his name. It could play a role?

More important even is the languages which he may speak. That gives a clue to what contacts he might have had.

Most important would be to look at his bank accounts which surely the authorities would have done? His travel would not have happened without an advance for expenses. Who paid into his accounts like 6 months prior to his departure? Who booked his travel and did his own accounts pay for it? 2001:8003:AC60:1400:2C4E:295B:9578:F44A (talk) 10:52, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

I have since read that the family was awarded 2 million for not sueing the government/CIA. Can't find it right now but it was a reliable source. This would indicate that the government had kind of finished with the case and did not expect his return. 2001:8003:AC60:1400:31C2:2914:FFD6:C99C (talk) 05:01, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Edit requestEdit

  Moved from User_talk:Bhshalpin:  Spintendo  23:58, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

I am Suzanne Halpin, sister-in-law of Robert Levinson, America's longest held hostage. Bob is married to my sister Christine. I propose the following additional information to be added to the page Disappearance of Robert Levinson.

The following text would be added to the Iranian involvement section.

In January 2016, the U.S. and Iran agreed to a prisoner exchange that left Levinson behind in Iran. As noted at that time by President Obama, "Iran has agreed to deepen our coordination as we work to locate Robert Levinson."[1] According to former hostage Jason Rezaian's 2019 book "Prisoner," sources inside the Supreme Leader's office stated, "The issue of Bob Levinson had initially been a point of contention throughout the negotiations (between Iran and the United States). Initially, Levinson - or a complete accounting of what happened to him - was to be part of the deal, but the Rouhani administration decided there was no political value at that time in acknowledging, after eight years, that, yes, Iran had been responsible for his disappearance."[This quote needs a citation] The New York Times reported in 2016 that, in 2011, in a meeting with members of an American non-profit organization, the Iranian Ambassador to France confirmed that Levinson was in the Iranian government's custody.[2] In November 2016, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued an opinion that found Iran responsible for Levinson's disappearance.[3] The opinion states in part, "The Working Group therefore considers it to be an established fact that Mr. Levinson was arrested without any legal ground, in violation of his rights as established in article 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and article 9 of the Covenant, and has been detained since then."[3]:3

The following text would be added to the U.S. government investigation section.

The Trump administration continues to advocate for Levinson's release, as stated by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, "We are engaged...literally every day, in working to return every U.S. citizen who is either wrongfully detained or a hostage somewhere around the world. That certainly includes Bob Levinson and all those that are being held by the Iranian regime. We are determined to get them back."[4]

The following would be added to the Recent status section.

In December 2018, six families of dual and foreign nationals imprisoned by Iran, including Levinson, published an open letter through the Center for Human Rights in Iran. Addressed to world leaders, rights organizations and media outlets, the letter asked for help in the return of the imprisoned.[5] On March 8, 2019, Levinson's wife Christine testified with other hostage families before Congress for the release of Americans held in Iran, as shown on C-Span.[6] Christine Levinson told the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee, "Time and time again, Bob has been left behind, deprioritized, or seemingly forgotten."[This quote needs a citation][time needed] Members of Congress put forth the Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act to "empower the U.S. president to impose sanctions on American hostage-takers."[This quote needs a citation][2][dead link][additional citation(s) needed]

Suzanne Halpin Bhshalpin (talk) 19:47, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ "Statement by the President on Iran". whitehouse.gov. 17 January 2016.
  2. ^ Meier, Barry (22 January 2016). "Clues Emerge on Robert Levinson, C.I.A. Consultant Who Vanished in Iran". The New York Times.
  3. ^ a b "Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention at its seventy-seventh session, 21-25 November 2016 Opinion No. 50/2016 concerning Robert Levinson (Islamic Republic of Iran)" (PDF). Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. January 17, 2017.
  4. ^ Pompeo, Michael R. (November 20, 2018). "Remarks". US Department of State.
  5. ^ "Open Letter by Six Families of Dual and Foreign Nationals Imprisoned in Iran". Center for Human Rights in Iran. 3 December 2018.
  6. ^ Christine Levinson Testimony. www.c-span.org. Event occurs at [time needed].

Reply 03-JUN-2019Edit

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