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      Flint man held captive in Iran convicted according to new report

      A new report says a Flint man being held captive in Iran was secretly convicted.

      According to a report in the New York Times, Amir Hekmati has been secretly convicted for "practical collaboration with the American government." The former marine was arrested in 2011 and accused by the Iranian government of spying. He faced a death sentence but those charges were overturned. The report says the flint man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on this new charge.

      He was visiting family in the country when Iranian officials arrested him.