The family of an American imprisoned in Iran earlier this year has a new found concern for his health after the dual citizen, Robin Shahini, wrote a suicide note to his girlfriend back home in the States. The emotional letter from the 46-year-old who was reportedly arrested for “insulting the revered” on Facebook was shared with The Foreign Desk and was sentenced to 18-years back in October. According to his family, his trial lasted only three hours.
“The current administration encourages bad behavior in those countries that dislike us, such as Iran, by negotiating poor agreements with them and providing plane-loads of cash,” Michael Krull, adjunct professor of politics at Georgetown University and executive at Resilient Corporation, told American Military News. “No wonder they and other rogue governments, such as North Korea, detain American citizens on false charges. They want a good deal. I am hopeful that all this will change in a few short weeks when Donald Trump is sworn in as President.”
“I am not going to have easy life anymore,” Shahini wrote to his girlfriend. “If this continue to be like this, the logic is to end.”
The entire letter reads:
There is no reason to be blamed at this time. I know that I have made mistake, but the only thing that I am concern is to get out of this situation. The whole world can judge me and blame me everyday but this insight does not bring solution. People do mistake all the time and I am one of those people.
As a good friend I appreciate for all the work you have done for me. The situation that I am in is ridiculous and my brain cannot cope with this situation. Most of the time thinking to end my life to become free. The people I am dealing with are uneducated? And this suffer me a lot. If one day I decide to committe suicide I choose it because they made the enviroment for me to act such a crazy decision.
I don’t know who is behind all these but I know I am not going to have easy life anymore. If this continue to be like this, the logic is to end.
To understand my feelings, a person should not be in my shose. Otherwise it is hard to understand. I do my best to cope with it but I do not know how long I can resist.
At the end I ask you when you take time please try not to blame me and be a compasien person.
I thank you for all your help.