Renewed Hope for Family of Michigan Man Held in Iran Prison
Now that the U.S. has come to terms on an interim nuclear deal with Iran the White House should press Tehran to release a Michigan man who's been held in the country for years. That from a number of high ranking officials. A letter making this request was signed by former Defense Secretary William Cohen (pictured) a
long with several retired Generals. Amir Hekmati was arrested in August of 2011. His family says he was visiting relatives. He was charged with spying. Allegations his family says are not true. In January of 2012 he was tried and sentenced to death. However that was overturned by Iran's Supreme Court. He's now awaiting another trial. Amir Hekmati is 31 years old. In 2001 he graduated from Flint Central High School.