Amir Hekmati, U.S. born one-time game developer jailed in Iran since 2011 for allegedly engaging in espionage for the CIA, has been given a 10-year prison termfollowing a secret retrial which took place in December. He had originally been sentenced to death, a ruling overturned in 2012. » 4/12/14 11:30am 4/12/14 11:30am

U.S. President Barack Obama pressed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani today over the detention of three Americans in Iran, including one-time game developer Amir Hekmati, who has been jailed on espionage charges since late 2011. The discussion occurred over the phone during a conversation that largely focused on the… » 9/27/13 11:18pm 9/27/13 11:18pm

The United States Government Kindly Asks Iran To Free Imprisoned…

The United States government commemorated the one-year anniversary of Iran's imprisonment of American-citizen/former-Marine/former-game-developer/accused-spy Amir Hekmati by asking for his release. » 8/29/12 11:25am 8/29/12 11:25am

Mom and Dad of Game Developer Imprisoned in Iran Plead For Mercy

The parents of American citizen Amir Hekmati haven't heard much about their son in March, when the Iranian government overturned the accused spy's death sentence and ordered a retrial. He presumably remains imprisoned in Iran. » 5/14/12 6:00pm 5/14/12 6:00pm

Iran Overturns Game Developer's Death Sentence

There is new hope for the survival of an American sentenced to death in Iran for spying today, as Iran has overturned the death sentence for Amir Hekmati. » 3/05/12 11:15am 3/05/12 11:15am

American Game Developer on Death Row in Iran Receives Family Visit

The fate of American game developer Amir Hekmati, currently on death row in Iran, remains in question weeks after the original deadline for appeal has passed. » 2/22/12 4:30pm 2/22/12 4:30pm

Game Developer Sentenced to Death in Iran Asks Obama for Intervention

Amir Hekmati, the U.S.-born game developer sentenced to death in Iran for allegedly engaging in espionage for the CIA, has asked the Obama administration to do whatever it takes, including a prisoner-transfer, to save him from execution. » 2/08/12 5:00pm 2/08/12 5:00pm

Efforts Intensify to Save Game Developer Who Was Sentenced to Death in…

A day after news broke that U.S. citizen and former game developer Amir Hekmati was sentenced to death by the Iranian government, a glimmer of hope emerged that the 28-eight-year old's life might be spared. » 1/10/12 6:30pm 1/10/12 6:30pm

Supposed Video Game Developer 'Spy' Had Worked on Language-Learning…

The death sentence imposed on Amir Mirzaei Hekmati today by the Iranian government charges that the U.S. citizen and Marine was "waging war on God." But his activities for a video game development company appear to be quite different than the nefarious CIA-funded actions his televised "confession" implied last… » 1/09/12 4:00pm 1/09/12 4:00pm

Iran Sentences Alleged Video Game Developer 'Spy' to Death [UPDATE]

A U.S.-born man who appeared to confess on Iranian state television last month that he allegedly spied for America—actions that supposedly included doing work for a video game development studio purported to be a CIA front—has been sentenced to death by the Iranian government.
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Alleged Iranian Spy 'Confesses' that U.S. Video Game Company is CIA…

When Iranian state TV aired the alleged confession of a homegrown spy on Sunday night, Amir Mirza Hekmati's recitation of supposed wrongdoings included the standard claims of working as mole for the American Government along with a less common twist: that he'd supposedly worked for a video game company that was… » 12/19/11 4:30pm 12/19/11 4:30pm