A US Navy Veteran Got Unexpected Help While Jailed in Iran. Once Released, He Repaid the Favor.

From an AP story by Eric Tucker headlined “A US Navy veteran got unexpected help while jailed in Iran. Once released, he repaid the favor.”:

Michael White had only recently arrived in a grim Iranian jail when a curious fellow prisoner, an English-speaking Iranian, approached him in the courtyard for a conversation.

The American did not reveal much at first, but it was the beginning of an unlikely friendship between White, a Navy veteran imprisoned on spying charges he says were unfounded, and Mahdi Vatankhah, a young Iranian political activist whose positions on social issues had drawn his government’s ire.