Congressman Dan Kildee; Greg Smith, WWJ, at the Mackinac Island Policy Conference. (Photo: Gary Shrewsbury)

43 Sign On To Resolution Seeking Release Of Iran Prisoners

A Michigan congressman says there now are 43 co-sponsors of his resolution saying Iran should immediately release jailed ex-Marine Amir Hekmati and all other Americans in its custody.

CBS Detroit–05/11/2015

Amir Hekmati (Credit: Free Amir Hekmati/Facebook)

Sister: Ex-Marine Held In Iran Renounces Iranian Citizenship

“He feels like this is a now-or-never opportunity,” she said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/18/2015

Amir Hekmati (Credit:

Ex-US Marine Held In Iran Suspends Hunger Strike

Hekmati was arrested in 2011 and sentenced to death for spying. The U.S. denies he’s a spy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/23/2014

Amir Hekmati (Credit: Free Amir Hekmati/Facebook)

Ex-US Marine Held In Iran Goes On Hunger Strike, Has Message For Obama

“I can tell that he’s reached a point where he’s desperately seeking measures to help get his point across,” Amir Hekmati’s sister told WWJ.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/17/2014

Amir Hekmati (Credit: Free Amir Hekmati/Facebook)

Ex US Marine Imprisoned In Iran Allowed To Call Home

Amir Hekmati’s family, which lives in Flint, Michigan, says he is innocent and only went to Iran to visit his grandmothers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/23/2014

Amir Hekmati (Credit:

Vigil Marks Man’s 3rd Year Of Imprisonment In Iran

Amir Hekmati was arrested in August 2011 while visiting his grandmothers and sentenced to death for spying, but he later was convicted of “cooperating with hostile governments” and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

CBS Detroit–08/29/2014

Amir Hekmati (Credit:

Report: Ex-Marine From Mich. Gets 10-Year Sentence In Iran

An Iranian news agency is reporting that an appeals court has overturned a death sentence of a Michigan man convicted of working for the CIA, instead sentencing him to 10 years in prison.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2014

Amir Hekmati (Credit:

US Rep. Talks With Obama About Ex-Marine In Iran

Amir Hekmati has been held in Iran on spying charges for more than two years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/29/2014

Amir Hekmati (Credit:

New Letter Seeks Release Of Ex-Marine Held In Iran

Amir Hekmati has spent more than two years in prison after traveling to Iran to visit his grandmothers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/23/2014


Rally Held For U.S. Pastor Jailed In Iranian Prison

A downtown rally in front of the Spirit of Detroit with demonstrators calling for the release of a U.S. citizen held in Iran for over a year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/26/2013