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US-Iranian, wife in Iran jail, no charges since July -rights group

DUBAI, Dec 2 (Reuters) An American-Iranian dual national and his wife have been in detention in Iran without charge or access to lawyers since their arrest by elite Revolutionary Guards in July, a New York-based rights group said today.
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI) said Karan Vafadari and his wife Afarin Niasari, who run an art gallery in Tehran, were being held in Tehran's Evin Prison.
The Islamic Republic does not recognise dual nationality, a position that prevents Western embassy officials from visiting such detainees.
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