RadioFreeEurope: Iran Jailed, ‘Coerced’ Canadian Facebook Whiz To Turn Informant, He Says

RadioFreeEurope: Iran Jailed, ‘Coerced’ Canadian Facebook Whiz To Turn Informant, He Says. “Thirty-seven-year-old Facebook engineer Behdad Esfahbod has made the same wintertime trip every year since 2015. Yet this past January, the 37-year-old programming whiz’s visit to Iran to see his family took a wildly different turn. Within days of his arrival, the Iranian-Canadian dual national and graduate of Tehran’s top Sharif University had been thrown in jail and was being pressured by Iranian security forces to become an informant.”

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