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Benefit concert held for Amir Hekmati

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(08/25/12) - It's been almost one year since Amir Hekmati was arrested in Iran.

The former Marine, from Genesee County, was in Iran visiting family last August.

Iranian authorities arrested him and accused him of being a spy for the CIA.

Hekmati was sentenced to death, but that was overturned.

His family is now struggling to pay for his legal expenses. 

A benefit concert to raise money was held for him Saturday night at the University of Michigan Flint Theater. Members of Hekmati's family were some of the performances.

A retrial has been order in Iran. Wednesday, Aug. 29, will be the one year anniversary of his arrest.

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