Amir Hekmati

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  • FILE - This undated file photo released by his family via FreeAmir.org shows Amir Hekmati. Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine being held in Iran over the past two years on accusations of spying for the CIA. The former U.S. Marine convicted of criminal charges in Iran after being accused of working for the CIA will appeal for a new trial after already seeing his sentence reduced once, an Iranian news agency reported Sunday, May 25, 2014.(AP Photo/Hekmati family via FreeAmir.org, File)

    1,000th day in prison nearing, Marine asks retrial

    A former U.S. Marine who has spent almost 1,000 days in an Iranian prison after being accused of working for the CIA will appeal for a new trial after already seeing his sentence reduced once, an Iranian news agency reported Sunday.


  • FILE - This undated file photo released by his family via FreeAmir.org shows Amir Hekmati. Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine being held in Iran over the past two years on accusations of spying for the CIA. The former U.S. Marine convicted of criminal charges in Iran after being accused of working for the CIA will appeal for a new trial after already seeing his sentence reduced once, an Iranian news agency reported Sunday, May 25, 2014.(AP Photo/Hekmati family via FreeAmir.org, File)

    Former US Marine Imprisoned in Iran seeks retrial

    A former U.S. Marine convicted of criminal charges in Iran after being accused of working for the CIA will appeal for a new trial after already seeing his sentence reduced once, his lawyer said Sunday.


  • Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., right, accompanied by Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., holds a poster with the image and story of one of his constituents, Amir Hekmati, a former Marine incarcerated in Iran since 2011, during a gathering in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House in Washington, Monday, May 19, 2014, with family members and supporters calling for Hekmati's release.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Ex-Marine's family seeks his freedom from Iran

    Two members of Congress and the family of a former Marine now detained in Iran called for his freedom Monday, on the observance of his 1,000th day in prison on spying charges.


  • Family of ex-Marine in Iran sees hope of freedom

    The Michigan family of a former Marine imprisoned in Iran since his 2011 arrest on spying charges is hopeful that he could be released soon because of recent developments in his case, including his conviction for a lesser offense, a family spokesman said Sunday.


  • FILE - This undated file photo released by his family via FreeAmir.org shows Amir Hekmati. Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine being held in Iran over the past two years on accusations of spying for the CIA. The semiofficial ISNA news agency reported Saturday, April 12, 2014 that an appeals court has overturned a death sentence of an American man convicted of working for the CIA, instead sentencing him to 10 years in prison. Iran charged Hekmati with receiving special training and serving at U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan before heading to Iran for his alleged mission. Hekmati's father, a professor at a community college in Flint, Michigan, has said his son is not a CIA spy. (AP Photo/Hekmati family via FreeAmir.org, File)

    Lawyer: Ex-Marine gets 10-year sentence in Iran

    An Iranian appeals court has overturned a death sentence of a former U.S. Marine convicted of working for the CIA, instead sentencing him to 10 years in prison, his lawyer said Saturday.


  • FILE - This undated file photo released by his family via FreeAmir.org shows Amir Hekmati. Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine being held in Iran over the past two years on accusations of spying for the CIA. An interim nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran presents "the perfect time" to press for the release of Hekmati being held on spying charges, a former defense secretary and three retired high-ranking generals wrote to President Barack Obama. The letter, dated Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 calls on the White House to take "immediate action to facilitate the release" of Hekmati. (AP Photo/Hekmati family via FreeAmir.org, File)

    US Rep. talks with Obama about ex-Marine in Iran

    U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee of Michigan spoke briefly with President Barack Obama after the State of the Union address about an ex-Marine held in Iran on spying charges for more than two years, according to a spokesman for the congressman.


  • FILE - This undated file photo released by his family via FreeAmir.org shows Amir Hekmati. Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine being held in Iran over the past two years on accusations of spying for the CIA. An interim nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran presents "the perfect time" to press for the release of Hekmati being held on spying charges, a former defense secretary and three retired high-ranking generals wrote to President Barack Obama. The letter, dated Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 calls on the White House to take "immediate action to facilitate the release" of Hekmati. (AP Photo/Hekmati family via FreeAmir.org, File)

    New letter seeks release of ex-Marine held in Iran

    An interim nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran presents "the perfect time" to press for the release of an ex-Marine being held on spying charges, a former defense secretary and three retired high-ranking generals wrote to President Barack Obama.


  • ** FILE ** U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listens to a reporter's question during a joint news conference with Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague, not seen, following their meeting in central London, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. This is the first overseas trip for the U.S. Secretary of State in his new role. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, pool)

    Family of former Marine in Iranian custody to John Kerry: Help our son

    The family of an former Marine detained in Iran is asking Secretary of State John Kerry to step in and demand his release.


  • ** FILE ** U.S. citizen Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, convicted by Iran of spying for the CIA, is pictured on a video frame grab image made from the Iranian broadcaster IRIB TV on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/IRIB)

    Ahmadinejad's statement on ex-Marine brings worry

    The sister of a former U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran on espionage charges said Wednesday that she's worried and shocked that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he's not familiar with her brother's case.


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