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Amir Hekmati's family meets with Sen. Stabenow in DC, approaching 1,000 days in prison

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJRT) - (05/19/14) - The effort to free Amir Hekmati from an Iranian prison is taking another step forward.

His family got a chance to meet with Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow Monday in Washington, D.C. to share his story.

Amir Hekmati is a Flint native. He was arrested in Iran while visiting his grandmothers overseas in 2011 and has been in prison ever since, accused of being a spy.

Amir's sister Sarah and her husband Ramy met with the Democrat to talk about Amir and his situation.

Since day one, the former Marine has denied the claims, saying he's innocent.

Amir's family also held a vigil outside the White House Monday afternoon to raise awareness and fight for his release.

His family says they can't give up the fight and the support they've had so far means so much to them.

Senator Stabenow agrees.

Memorial Day will mark Amir's one thousandth day in prison.
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