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“Spent the day at an FSA pool party with music by @taylorswift13. They even brought me whiskey. Hands down, best birthday ever,” read Austin Tice’s last tweet on Aug. 11, 2012.
"We are doing our very best. As you know, they've been there a long time. And it's harsh treatment," president says without naming American captives.
"I love Turkey. I have been praying for Turkey for 25 years. I want the truth to come out,” Brunson tells court as he faces potential 35-year sentence.
The State Department's former top diplomat in charge of North Korea policy, Ambassador Joseph Yun, who recently retired, says he reached out to the North Koreans and asked them to release the hostages. 
Pro-Erdoğan media have wildly claimed that Brunson is a CIA operative who would have been promoted to chief of the agency if the 2016 attempt had been successful.
Levinson "is still not home despite years of promises by the government of Iran and by three U.S. administrations," says family. "Eleven years later, no one has been able to help us."
Kim Dong Chul of Virginia has been held since 2015, while two American professors were seized by the regime just last year.
As Brunson's fate in limbo, Erdoğan's government recently sentenced a NASA scientist working on the mission to Mars to 7.5 years in prison.
Morad Tahbaz was among several members of a wildlife foundation arrested on Jan. 24 and 25; a Canadian member of the group has already died in custody.
No cancer care for Nizar Zakka as he and Xiyue Wang are being drugged; elderly and ailing Baquer Namazi thrown back in cell.
Held by Iran, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Turkey, and the Haqqani network, U.S. hostages try to hold on to hope in face of torture and trumped-up charges.
"My hope of his return has been shattered time and time again throughout the past year," says wife of Princeton graduate student Xiyue Wang.