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.

Hekmati's parents recently recorded this video, trying to humanize their son and weeping for his return. There's nothing happy here; just the sad stress of parents terrified for their son. It's a reminder that Hekmati's fate remains in the hands of the Iranian government.

Hekmati's parents and the U.S. government have denied that Hekmati was a spy. The Iranian government, however, has even labeled work Hekmati did to help develop software for war video game company Kuma Games as proof that he was trying to help topple the Iranian regime.


First interview with the Family []