"We should each have a personal choice for the health of ourselves and our families. ... We believe pharmaceuticals and medicine are from Satan. That is our belief and use it to condemn no-one but ourselves."
"I was very scared going [to the hospital]. On the way back [home] I was crying because I was so scared of what my parents were going to say to me, because my parents my whole life told me if I ever were to go [to see a doctor] that something terrible would happen to me."
According to an account pieced together by Reuters on previously unreported Obama administration deliberations, the prisoner exchange came close to falling apart because of a threat by Washington in December to impose fresh sanctions on Iran.
"We talked to numerous house members who lived there, who knew him, and they didn't have anything suspicious to add. I just caution people, don't speculate too soon. This could be a medical condition for all we know."