Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Iran: American citizen to be executed after being found guilty of "spying"

It really doesn't matter what they charged him with, or the conviction, or even if he really is a spy, which is highly doubtful.  In Iran, if they want to persecute you, they will find a way.

"The Iranian regime has a history of falsely accusing people of being spies, of eliciting forced confessions, and of holding innocent Americans for political reasons."  Tommy Vietor, spokesman for the White House National Security Council.

From Reuters/Yahoo January 9 by Paresa Hafezi

Iran sentences U.S.-Iranian man to death for spying

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Court has sentenced an Iranian-American man to death for spying for the CIA, officials said on Monday, a move likely to aggravate U.S.-Iranian tensions already high because of Tehran's disputed nuclear program.
The United States denies that Amir Mirza Hekmati is a spy and has demanded his immediate release. The White House said it was trying to verify the report on his sentencing.
"If true, we strongly condemn such a verdict and will work with our partners to convey our condemnation to the Iranian government," said Tommy Vietor, spokesman for the White House National Security Council.
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