FLINT, Michigan — The White House has again asked for Iran to release an ex-Marine from Michigan who's being held on spying charges.
Amir Hekmati has spent more than two years in prison after traveling to Iran to visit his grandmothers. The family of the U.S.-born Marine veteran lives in the Floint area.
The White House said Tuesday that it made a holiday appeal for release of the 30-year-old Hekmati and two other Americans believed held in Iran.
Hekmati was born in Arizona and grew up in Michigan. He carries U.S. and Iranian passports.
Iran accused him of being a CIA spy, then tried, convicted and sentenced him to death. Iran's Supreme Court ordered a retrial last year, but he remains imprisoned.