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By David Goodman
Copyright: The Associated Press
DETROIT — The family of a former U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran since his 2011 arrest on spying charges is hopeful that he could be released soon because of recent developments in his case, including his conviction for a lesser offense, a family spokesman said Sunday.
Iran arrested Amir Hekmati, now 31, in August 2011 while he was on a trip to visit his grandmothers in Tehran. He was born in the U.S. and holds dual Iranian and U.S. citizenship.