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Amir Hekmati Death Sentence (2012)
Sister: Ex-Marine held in Iran renounces Iranian citizenship

The sister of a former U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran said Tuesday that her brother renounces his dual Iranian citizenship and vows to never return to Iran if he's allowed to leave after 3½ years behind bars. Sarah Hekmati's brother, Amir Hekmati, 31, made the comments in a letter he recently dictated to their mother by phone. Sarah Hekmati said she forwarded it to the office in Pakistan's Washington embassy that represents Iran's U.S. interests and originally granted his Iranian passport and visa before his 2011 trip to visit family. "It has become very clear to me that those responsible view Iranian-Americans not as citizens or even human beings, but as...