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Amir Hekmati Death Sentence (2012)

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  • Iran's trial of Washington Post writer: Secrecy, not justice

    A Revolutionary Court judge in Tehran held a two-hour hearing Tuesday in the espionage trial of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, who was born and raised in the Bay Area and holds dual U.S. and Iranian citizenship. Because the court proceedings are secret and the indictment remains under wraps, little is known about the specific charges against Rezaian, and virtually nothing about what evidence Iranian investigators think they can present to prove that he committed a crime. This is not a justice system but the machinery of oppression, and the international outcry over Iran's actions against Rezaian is fully justified.
  • Fate of jailed and missing Americans hangs over Iran talks

    WASHINGTON As a June 30 deadline approaches for a nuclear deal with Iran, the fate of four Americans imprisoned or missing in the Islamic Republic hangs over the talks and has provoked a debate on Capitol Hill. Three a former Marine, a pastor and a...

    Senate passes resolution for release of Americans in Iran

    The Senate on Monday unanimously passed a resolution calling on Iranian officials to immediately release three Americans held in Iran and help locate a fourth. The measure, which passed 90-0, calls for Iran to free Saeed Abedini, Amir Hekmati and Jason...

    Walker promotes tax cuts before Michigan vote

    Republican presidential contender Scott Walker on Monday touted tax cuts to boost the U.S. economy, a day before Michigan voters decide the fate of tax hikes to improve deteriorating road and bridge infrastructure. The Wisconsin governor, in...

    Congressman's resolution seeks freedom for ex-Marine in Iran

    A Michigan congressman has introduced a bipartisan resolution saying Iran should immediately release jailed ex-Marine Amir Hekmati and "all detained Americans" and provide information on those who've "disappeared within its borders." Democratic U.S. Rep....