Daily Beast Notes 6 Americans Imprisoned in Iran, North Korea, Cuba During Obama's Tenure

December 6th, 2013 5:20 PM

Kudos to the Daily Beast for running a feature today on six Americans who are detained in despotic regimes across the globe -- one in Cuba, the others in North Korea or Iran -- all of them held since President Obama took office in January 2009.

Writer Brandy Zadrozny noted she was writing her feature on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of Alan Gross's imprisonment in Cuba. Among those men is Saeed Abedini, a Christian minister who is serving an 8-year sentence in "Rajai Shahr Prison, notorious for its brutal treatment of inmates."