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Erwin David Rabhan

American businessman imprisoned in Iran for more than a decade


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Erwin David Rabhan is an American businessman from Savannah, Georgia. He is a longtime friend of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and he served as the pilot for Carter's first campaign for governor of Georgia in 1970. Rabhan was imprisoned in Iran for nearly 11 years, from September 1979 to August 6, 1990. He was initially charged with breaking Iranian financial laws and then later charged with spying, though he was never officially charged. It was speculated that he was targeted due to his friendship with Carter. Rabhan described his lengthy prison experience as a "conscious coma... I feel like a real Rip van Winkle."

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University of Georgia

Public university located in Athens, Georgia, United States

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#30430 World Rank