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Family gets letters from former Marine jailed in Iran

May. 7, 2013 - 02:46PM   |  
Amir Hekmati
Former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati has been detained in Iran for nearly two years on accusations of spying for the CIA. (Hekmati family/ AP via FreeAmir.org)
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DETROIT — A former Marine detained in Iran for nearly 2 years tells his ailing father he’s praying “that God cures” him and tells his mother not come see him in his first letters home.

Amir Hekmati’s (ah-MEER’ hehk-MAH’-teez) sister Sarah Hekmati told The Associated Press on Tuesday that receiving the letters has been “very emotional.”

The Hekmatis’ father has brain cancer.

The letters don’t offer details about Amir Hekmati’s condition, but he writes he’s doing well and hopes to see them soon in Michigan.

Sarah Hekmati provided copies of the letters to the AP. They’ve been translated from Farsi into English.

Iran accuses Hekmati of spying, but a death sentence was overturned. U.S. officials deny the charge.

Hekmati’s family says he went to Iran in 2011 to visit his grandmothers.

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