23 Dec '14, 9pm

supports #FreeAmir Hekmati, kidnapped by #Iran 1,214 days ago

supports #FreeAmir Hekmati, kidnapped by #Iran 1,214 days ago

Sarah Hekmati, left, is working to raise awareness in Washington about her brother, Amir, a former Marine sergeant being held in an Iranian prison. (Photo: Courtesy of FreeAmir.org) CONNECT 51 TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE More and more former Marines are joining a growing hunger strike, taking turns fasting as a sign of solidarity with one of their own imprisoned overseas. For more than three years, Amir Hekmati, 31, of Flint, Michigan, who left the Corps as a sergeant, has languished behind bars in an Iranian prison. First accused of spying while visiting relatives, Hekmati later was convicted of aiding a hostile nation and given a 10-year sentence. Maintaining his innocence, Hekmati appealed, but the case remains in limbo. Told that his imprisonment is tied to nuclear negotiations between Washington, D.C., and Tehran, Hekmati revealed plans last week to protest with...

Full article: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2014/12/23...

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

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