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Family to mark Michigan man's 4th year in an Iranian prison

Aug 28, 2015

Tomorrow, the family of a Flint man will mark the fourth year of his being held in an Iranian prison cell.

members of Amir Hekmati's family, along with Rep. Dan Kildee, took part in a small ceremony in August, 2014, marking his 3rd year in an Iranian prison cell.
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

Amir Hekmati’s family and supporters plan to gather in Bay City to mark the anniversary of his arrest on spying charges. The former U.S. Marine denies the charges. He was in Tehran visiting family members.

Earlier this month, his family posted a message  Hekmati left over a scratchy prison telephone thanking his supporters.

“My morale has never faltered after all these years because I’m not alone,” Hekmati can be heard saying.

Despite pleas from his family for his release, the Iranian government does not appear ready to do so.

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry renewed the Obama Administration’s request to the Iranian government to release Hekmati and three other Americans being held in Iran.