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Amir Mirza Hekmati

Amir Mirza Hekmati is a United States citizen who was arrested for allegedly spying for the CIA in Iran. On January 9, 2012, he was sentenced to death by the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution.

On December 18, 2011, Hekmati appeared on Iranian state television, detailing his confession to infiltrating Iran, in order to establish a CIA presence in the country. Iran alleges that Hekmati's mission was to implicate the country of state-sponsored terrorist activities. Hekmati maintained that his mission pertained to maintaining a presence, rather than undermining the integrity of the country. According to excerpts from his alleged confession published in the Tehran Times, Hekmati revealed that he worked for Kuma Reality Games, which was paid by the CIA to design movies and games with the objective of swaying consumers to receive a distasteful impression of the Middle East.

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