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Ex-Marine gets 10-year sentence in Iran, report says

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 12, 2014 at 10:58 a.m.

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

The semiofficial ISNA news agency reported Saturday that lawyer Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaei says a Revolutionary Court issued the verdict for former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati. Tabatabaei described the verdict as final.

The Associated Press could not reach Tabatabaei on Saturday.

Iran charged Hekmati with receiving special training and serving at U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan before heading to Iran for his alleged mission.

The 31-year-old Hekmati is a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen born in Arizona. His father, a professor at a community college in Flint, Michigan, has said his son is not a CIA spy.

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