It's not clear what crime Michael White is accused of. His mother said he was visiting his Iranian girlfriend when he disappeared.
Homa Hoodfar's family says she could hardly walk or talk.
His own campaign admits no such video exists.
Her niece says Iranian media is accusing the professor of "fomenting a feminist revolution."
Baquer Namazi is 80 years old and his family says he's on medication for a heart condition.
"Many parents of gay kids have been so homophobic until they discover that their kid is gay. And then they’re stuck between what they learned and what their beliefs are on the one hand, and what their love is on the other."
This past week, Iranian blogger and activist Hossein Ronaghi Maleki was forced to return to Tehran's Evin Prison to resume serving his 13-year sentence. Maleki provides a compelling example of Iran's defiant dissidents who remain forgotten in the discourse surrounding Iran.
The two diplomats have boosted communication to unprecedented levels since the 1979 revolution -- but they won't be around forever.
President Obama will be out of office soon. These last victories will soon become legacies of an American leader who chose peace over war. President Rouhani, however, is just getting started.
Despite the recent achievements on Iran-U.S. relations, which have been unprecedented since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the wall of mistrust between Washington and Tehran remains thick. It is of critical importance for the pragmatists on each side to ensure they stick to fully implementing the nuclear deal.
The success of a separate agreement could give hope to the families of those still stuck in Iran.