Over the past few days, disheartening news has emerged about the arrest of Siamak Namazi, a Dubai-based American-Iranian citizen whom the author knows very well. While the family has not confirmed the news, Siamak's friends believe that the situation may be the result of a misunderstanding which they hope will be resolved shortly.
Unfortunately, many media outlets have knowingly or unknowingly published information about Siamak that is simply not true. The aim of this brief is to set the record straight and to present a truthful profile of Siamak Namazi. To do so, the author has interviewed a number of Siamak's close friends who helped with the timeline of his biography.