Jailed American in Iran must be freed, say family at Vienna nuclear talks

Relatives of a US citizen jailed by Iran on spying charges in 2011 attended a nuclear summit in Vienna to call for his release. Amir Hekmati, a 31-year-old Iranian-American, was arrested by Iranian authorities and convicted of espionage, a charge his relatives and

the United States deny. An initial death sentence was commuted to a 10-year prison term. This was appealed last November, but the case has stagnated since then, family members say. “We want to … put pressure on these talks and to make sure that Amir has to be a priority,” the prisoner’s sister, Sarah Hekmati, told Reuters on the sidelines of the meeting in Vienna.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4673825,00.html

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