In 2011, former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati travelled to Iran to visit his aging grandmother. Shortly before he was scheduled to return to the U.S., he was arrested and taken hostage by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. He was at one time sentenced to death and was finally released on January 26, 2016 after nearly 5 years in an Iranian prison. Amir recently released his memoir titled “Crossfire - Trapped in the US-Iran Covert War”.
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