Amir Hekmati

A man reads a flyer with a photo of U.S. Marine veteran Amir Hekmati May 19, 2014 during a vigil held in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Marine Imprisoned In Iran For Past 1,000 Days 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.


Secretary of State John Kerry warned Congress Wednesday against scuttling a historic opportunity for a nuclear pact with Iran by pressing ahead with new sanctions while international negotiators seek to prevent Tehran from being able to assemble an atomic weapons arsenal. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former U.S. Marine Tells Kerry in Letter That Iran is Holding Him Hostage

A former U.S. Marine held in Iran for two years said in a letter to the U.S. secretary of state that he has endured “miserable prison conditions” and believes Tehran is holding him hostage for use in a possible prisoner exchange.



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