Photo of the Day: Free Amir Hekmati
One year ago, an Iranian judiciary handed down a death sentence to Iranian-American Amir Hekmati, accusing him of being a spy for the CIA. These are allegations that both his family and the State Department deny. In March, this sentence was vacated and a new trial was ordered, but since then, there has been little to no movement on a new trial. On January 9, 2013, to mark the year anniversary of his original sentence, which was also his 500th day in Evin Prison, Amir’s sister, Sarah Hekmati, and her husband, Ramy Kurdi, participated in a silent protest outside of the Permanent Mission to the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN in New York City.