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An American man of Iranian descent has been sentenced to death by a court in Tehran for spying for the CIA, local media report.
Amir Mirzai Hekmati was “sentenced to death for co-operating with a hostile nation, membership of the CIA and trying to implicate Iran in terrorism,” semi-official Fars news agency said.
The 28-year-old’s trial last month heard he had confessed to the charges.
But Mr Hekmati’s US-based family say he was in Iran visiting his grandmothers.
The US has said he has been falsely accused and has called for his release.
Mr Hekmati was accused by Iran of receiving training at US bases in Afghanistan and Iraq before being sent to Iran.
During his trial in December, prosecutors cited w… >>>