Hekmati family releases video asking for Amir's release
Mon, 14 May 2012 23:22:08 GMT —
The family of Amir Hekmati has released a video asking for him to be released from prison in Iran.
The video is on a website created by the Hekmati family to raise awareness about Amir's plight.
Amir Hekmati was arrested by Iranian authorities last August, and accused of being a spy.
Hekmati was sentenced to death in January, but the death sentence was overturned two months later.
He remains incarcerated, and according to the posted video, Hekmati has lost a substantial amount of weight.
Hekmati maintains his innocence, and says he was in Iran to visit family.
His family lives in Flint Township.
Amir graduated high school in Michigan.