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Iran must halt execution of US national in ‘spying’ case

Headline Title:  Iran urged to halt execution of US national in ‘spying’ case 09 January 2012 Iran must not execute a US national sentenced to death after an unfair trial, Amnesty International said today amid fears he could be executed within weeks.Amir Hekmati, an Arizona-born Iranian-American who had served as an Arabic translator in the US Marine Corps, was accused of spying for the CIA and sentenced to death for “collaboration with a hostile government”. His appeal against this conviction and sentence must be lodged within 20 days.Hekmati was held without access to his family,…

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