Iran overturns US ex-marine's death term

2012-03-05 16:14
 A grab taken from a video aired by the official Iranian state TV shows one of several photos of Amir Mirza Hekmati. (AFP)

A grab taken from a video aired by the official Iranian state TV shows one of several photos of Amir Mirza Hekmati. (AFP)

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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.

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