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CUA Law Professor Robert Destro's involvement in the attempt to free Robert Levinson, a C.I.A. consultant who vanished in Iran, was noted in The New York Times. See below. 

Clues Emerge on Robert Levinson, C.I.A. Consultant Who Vanished in Iran

The New York Times
January 22, 2016 
By Barry Meier

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Mr. Coe had also been part of an American religious delegation that went to Iran in 2003. After Mr. Birshtein’s visit, he contacted Mr. Destro in mid-2011 and asked the law professor to write a letter to Ayatollah Khamenei. It was delivered to the Iranian ambassador in Paris.

The diplomat responded by requesting an urgent meeting in late October. The ambassador was days away from ending his posting to France and returning to Tehran. Mr. Destro could not travel on short notice, so Ory Eshel, an American businessman living in Paris, represented the Fellowship at the meeting.

Mr. Destro also alerted the F.B.I. about the Fellowship’s involvement in Mr. Levinson’s case and its interactions with religious leaders in Iran. “We wanted to be upfront and clear with them,” he said.

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Robert Destro  

Professor Robert A. Destro's
Areas of Expertise

International Human Rights

Freedom of Religion, Speech,
and Association


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