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August 29, 2015 10:13 pm

Family of Former US Marine Held by Iran Marks 4-Year Anniversary of Captivity

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Jason Rezaian, Tehran Correspondent for the Washington Post, faces charges including espionage. Photo: Twitter.

Jason Rezaian, Tehran Correspondent for the Washington Post, is another American held hostage by Iran. Photo: Twitter.

Saturday marked the fourth anniversary of the imprisonment of a former U.S. Marine in Iran due to what Secretary of State John Kerry has said are false espionage charges.

Amir Hekmati became the first American to receive the death penalty in Iran in more than 33 years in January 2012 for espionage, waging war against God and corrupting the earth, according to the Free Amir website set up by his supporters.

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  • E Pluribus Wombat

    The US government works for Iran. Period. End of story.

  • Robert. Weintraub

    That Obama was not able to secure the release of four hostages despite the promise of over 100 billion plus other concessions indicates that this administration is one of the most incompetent in our history. Fortunately, he will be gone in another seventeen months. Will the country survive?

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