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Iran overturns US ex-marine's death term

2012-03-05 16:14

Tehran - Iran's Supreme Court has overturned a death sentence for spying handed down to a former US Marine, Amir Mirzai Hekmati, ISNA news agency reported on Monday quoting a top judiciary official.

"The sentence was overturned by the Supreme Court ... The case has been sent back" to the court for retrial, prosecutor general told a press conference, ISNA reported.

In January, a Revolutionary Court in Tehran sentenced Hekmati, an ex-Marine born in the United States to an Iranian immigrant family, to death after convicting him of being a CIA spy.

Comments
  • goyougoodthing - 2012-03-05 17:44

    Seems Iran treats prisoners better than the US at Guantanamo Bay ever did. At least he got a trial, and another one... not just a water boarding and death.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-03-05 17:52

      No Patrick, the USA is the 2nd state of Israel more like.

      Nibiru - 2012-03-05 18:51

      All we missing is fidel-graziella

      Anthony - 2012-03-05 19:36

      The Patrick and goodfornothing show Age restriction: 8 years!!!!!

      Anthony - 2012-03-05 20:10

      Sorry to say Patric, but you are loosing your marbles !!!

  • Manhattan - 2012-03-05 18:07

    Diplomatic chess if you ask me.

  • Michele - 2012-03-05 21:53

    Looks like an olive branch has been extended, now that the ayotollah has put their president in place with the election we can cool things down a bit over there. That will definitely cool the heels of AIPAC.

  • Tony - 2012-03-07 13:06

    A US trained marine of Iranian bloodstock. A perfect profile for selection as a spy. Inconspicious appearance blends in well with the locals probably one of many. These poor Iranians have through their own doing given these power hungry monoliths all the opportunity in the world for taking political control of their country . These embedded spys mercenaries and Nato soldiers have long taken control of the momentem towards a political change. There is no escape. The new world order is here and with it a new morality based upon who controls what.

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