The sister of a Michigan man held in an Iranian prison for four years will be a guest at Tuesday’s State of the Union address.
Last year, Flint Congressman Dan Kildee’s guest seat at the annual speech by the president was left empty as a protest against the continued imprisonment of Amir Hekmati.
This year, his sister Sarah will fill the seat at the State of the Union.
Hekmati was arrested on spying charges during a trip to Tehran to visit relatives four years ago. He denies the charges.