People ‘don’t want to know’ what I went through
Rosen met one of his captors, Abbas Abdi, in 1998, and said the man apologized. “It’s too long ago to carry all that,” Rosen said, adding that the pain can never be erased. “There will never be closure . . . I internalize a lot of things, a lot of fear. It might be better to scream, but I don’t.” So far, the hostages have collectively received two payouts totalling around $750,000, according to a source close to the Department of Justice, which administers compensation from fines collected from sanctions.