A Mother's View: Watching The U.S.-Iran Crisis With A Son In Iranian Prison
Joanne White has been anxiously watching the escalating crisis in Iran, wondering what it means for her son. She’s the mother of Michael White, a navy veteran from Imperial Beach, California.
Michael was in Iran in July 2018 visiting a woman. He had been there before, but during this visit, he was arrested and later sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of insulting the country’s leader and posting a private photo online.
There are questions on whether the charges are politically motivated, and what happens next. Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley speaks with Michael White’s mother, Joanne White.
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