Rally to show support for Amir Hekmati - WNEM TV 5

Rally to show support for Amir Hekmati

Posted: Updated:
Amir Hekmati Amir Hekmati

More than 100 people, including family members and supporters, showed up Saturday in downtown Bay City to show their continued support for American Marine Amir Hekmati.

Hekmati, from Flint, has been held prisoner in Iran for four years. Iranian officials accuse him of being a CIA spy. Something his family denies.

Sarah Kurdi, Amir’s sister, was at the rally. “These glimmers of hope that help him feel like he’s not forgotten, means a lot to him.”

Sarah spoke with her brother recently, and he wanted her to pass a message along.

“He was very humble to hear about today. He said to thank everybody, that it means so much. He’s behind prison walls but he’s not forgotten,” said Sarah.

Copyright 2015 WNEM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.