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US Muslims seek clemency for condemned US-Iranian

February 1, 2012 • National News


FILE – In this Tuesday, Dec. 27 2011 file video frame grab made from the Iranian broadcaster IRIB TV, U.S. citizen Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, accused by Iran of spying for the CIA, sits in Tehran’s revolutionary court, in Iran. An American Muslim group appealed to Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 to show clemency to Hekmati, an ex-U.S. military translator with dual citizenship condemned to death on accusations of being a CIA spy. (AP Photo/IRIB, File) NO ACCESS IRAN; BBC PERSIAN TV OUT; VOA PERSIAN TV OUT

DETROIT (AP) — An American Muslim group appealed Tuesday to Iran’s supreme leader to show clemency for an ex-U.S. military translator with dual citizenship condemned to death on accusations of being a CIA spy.

A letter Tuesday from the Council on American-Islamic Relations asks Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to spare the life of Amir Hekmati.

The 28-year-old ex-Marine was born in Arizona and Login to read more

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