The family of an Iranian-American man held in Iran on spying charges says he was there to visit relatives and called the purported confession aired by Tehran "forced." Amir Mirzae Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine, was arrested in August …
The United States has denied that Iranian-born American citizen Amir Mirzai Hekmati ... just two weeks after his arrival. The elder Hekmati told ABC News he believes his son was forced into the confession that he is a double agent for the CIA.
Amir Hekmati is a former ... his release has not been secured. Allegedly, Hekmati was in Iran as a spy for the United States government. There is even a “confession” video, but experts believe that Hekmati was forced to do it and that …
His family claim he was forced to make a false confession when he appeared on a state TV broadcast earlier this month. ‘We believe that this verdict is the result of a process that was neither transparent nor fair,’ Amir’s mother Behnaz …
Iranian-American Amir Mizra Hekmati allegedly confessed to spying on the country ... "The Iranian regime has a history of falsely accusing people of being spies, of eliciting forced confessions, and of holding innocent Americans for political …
Amir Mirzai Hekmati confessed ... accusing people of being spies, of eliciting forced confessions, and of holding innocent foreigners for political reasons." On Sunday, the Iranian TV report said Mr Hekmati had come to the attention of Iranian …
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“Amir Mirza Hekmati was sentenced to death ... “The Iranian regime has a history of falsely accusing people of being spies, of eliciting forced confessions, and of holding innocent Americans for political reasons.” The United States urged …
September 2013 - In a letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry, Hekmati says that his confession was obtained under duress. April 11, 2014 - Amir Hekmati's sister tells ... It is not known if the student was forced to speak. March 16, …
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The White House denied that Amir ... Mr Hekmati either worked for, or was sent to Iran by the CIA, are false,” said a spokesman, Tommy Vietor. “The Iranian regime has a history of falsely accusing people of being spies, of eliciting …
The espionage charges against Arizona-born Amir Mirzaei Hekmati were similar to previous prosecutions ... a history of falsely accusing people of being spies, of eliciting forced confessions, and of holding innocent Americans for political …