A song for Amir Hekmati

Amir Hekmati

A song being recorded in Flint aims to help draw attention to the case of a former U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran on espionage charges. Amir Hekmati was arrested while visiting his grandmothers in Iran in August 2011.

MLive reports a recording session is planned at Mott Community College on Friday for the song ""I Will Fly."

Bill Packer, the school's choral director and a music professor, says he tried to put himself in Hekmati's shoes with the song. Amir Hekmati was raised in Michigan. His parents live in the Flint area.

The U.S. government has repeatedly denied that Hekmati is a spy. The song will be presented to Hekmati's family and made available for purchase or donation at a website about Hekmati.

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