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… »
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. »
The lawyer of the American game maker imprisoned in Iran says his client's now been in solitary confinement for a year. »
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. »
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. »
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 December. »
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.
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… »