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Supporters of an Iranian-American minister who says he is being tortured in a Tehran prison hailed Secretary of State John Kerry’s call for his release. Photo courtesy US State Department

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WASHINGTON (RNS) Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for the release of an Iranian-American minister from a Tehran prison, a welcome step for advocates who had accused the State Department of being "AWOL" on the case.