23 Dec '14, 6pm

Marines won't forget their own! We're still fasting til we know the govt is taking action! #FreeAmir

Marines won't forget their own! We're still fasting til we know the govt is taking action! #FreeAmir

Amir Hekmati AP Photo/Hekmati family DETROIT — The family of a former 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. On Tuesday, the Flint-area family said in an email it learned that Hekmati agreed to suspend his hunger strike, and Evin prison officials promised "they would take certain steps to have his case revisited by appropriate Iranian government authorities." Hekmati was arrested in 2011 and sentenced to death for spying. The U.S. denies he's a spy. He appealed and received a 10-year sentence for "cooperating with hostile governments." In his letter to Obam...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/former-us-marine-...

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