Iran order new trial for American
March 5th, 2012
10:31 AM ET

Iran order new trial for American

An Iranian court has canceled the death sentence for an American accused of espionage in Iran, a semi-official news agency there reported Monday.

Iran's intelligence ministry sentenced Amir Mirzaei Hekmati to death in January, but the nation's Supreme Court annulled that sentence, Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency reported Monday.

A court previously had convicted the 28-year-old of "working for an enemy country," as well as membership in the CIA and "efforts to accuse Iran of involvement in terrorism," the semi-official Fars news agency has reported.


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