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Family holds out hope for FBI agent captured in Iran

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MIAMI -- Seven years after the capture FBI agent Robert Levinson in Iran, his family is hoping that he returns home.

In a statement, the family said: "Today, we remind the world that, after seven years, Bob is still not home with those who love him - his wife, sons, daughters, grandchildren and friends. Bob's continued imprisonment defies the humanity in all of us."

An Associated Press investigation, published in December, revealed that Levinson vanished in 2007, while working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission.

The FBI statement says Levinson went to Iran as a private investigator but does not mention the CIA.

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