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Iran Sentences American Man to Death for Spying, Fars Reports

January 09, 2012

Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Iran’s revolutionary court sentenced Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, an Iranian-U.S. citizen, to death for spying, state-controlled Fars news agency said.

The court found Hekmati guilty of collaborating with the intelligence agency of a “hostile nation,” according to the agency, which cited its reporter.

Hekmati , who was born in Arizona in 1983, said he joined the U.S. military in 2001 after completing high school, according to an earlier report by Fars.

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