A U.S. Marine being held prisoner in Iran is urging Congress to do more to help free him.
, an Iranian-American with dual citizenship, was arrested while on a trip to Iran to see his ailing grandmother and accused of being an American spy. He was convicted on a lesser charge and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Tuesday on “On The Record,” Greta Van Susteren played the powerful new audio message from Hekmati.
“While I am thankful that the State Department and the Obama administration has called for my release and that of my fellow Americans, aside from asking politely, there has been no serious response to this blatant and ongoing mistreatment of Americans by Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and they continue on with impunity,” Hekmati said in the recording.
Nick Kaywork, a U.S. veteran and friend of Hekmati, told Van Susteren that he sounds “different” than he used to.
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