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December 24, 2014 10:26 am

Ex-US Marine Held in Iran Suspends Hunger Strike

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A photo of Amir Hekmati from the Facebook page created in support of his release called "Free Amir Hekmati." Photo: Facebook.

CBS Detroit/AP – The family of an ex-U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran says he’s temporarily suspending a hunger strike after authorities agreed to re-examine his case.

Amir Hekmati, 31, told his Michigan family by phone Dec. 16 that he was beginning the hunger strike, and dictated a letter asking President Barack Obama not to forget him as dialogue continues with Iran over its nuclear activities.

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