Photos and Video courtesy of the Levinson Family


1. Footage of Levinson

2. Still image of Levinson

3. SOUNDBITE: Christine Levinson - Wife of hostage (Transcript Below)

4. File of Ahmedinjad

5. Still of Levinson

6. SOUNDBITE: Christine Levinson - Wife of hostage (Transcript Below)

7. Still of Levinson


The case of American hostage Robert Levinson has taken a new turn with U-S officials now saying the Iranian government is behind these photos and a video of him.

Levinson us a retired F-B-I agent who disappeared in 2007 while working as a private investigator.

His family is now releasing these images of him that it received in late 2010 and early 2011.

SOT Christine Levinson, wife of Bob Levinson

It's very upsetting to my family because no one in the world especially a good man like Bob deserves to be held like that, against his will anywhere in the world.

Iran has long denied having any involvement in the case.

But U-S officials say those behind the video and photos are no amateurs

They say the lack of any mistakes leads them to believe a professional intelligence service like Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security is behind it.

And it's something the family thinks too.

SOT Christine Levinson, wife of Bob Levinson

I believe that he is still in Iran. I have no information otherwise.

She is also calling on Washington to put more pressure on Iran to release him.

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