Amir Hekmati

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Iran Lifts Death Sentence for American 'Spy'

Amir Mirzai Hekmati's case wasn't 'complete': high court

(Newser) - Iran's Supreme Court judges have overturned an American's death sentence for alleged spying , saying that his case was "not complete." The high court has handed Amir Mirzai Hekmati's case to an affiliate court, the BBC reports. Hekmati was convicted of "co-operating with a hostile... More »

Iran Sought to Gag Family of Jailed 'US Spy'

Family speaks out, shocked by 'forced confession' in broadcast

(Newser) - The family of US-born ex-Marine Amir Hekmati says their son has been in Iranian custody since late August and Iranian authorities ordered them to "be silent" about his arrest if they ever want to see him again. Hekmati, 28, appeared in a broadcast on Iranian TV over the weekend... More »

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