As U.S. Moves Forward With Iran, Questions of Political Prisoners Remain

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

As world leaders gather this week in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly, Iran is making gestures of conciliation.

The nation released 11 prominent political prisoners, journalists, human rights activists and lawyers. The move was unexpected and to some incomplete.

Dozens of people remain incarcerated on anti-government charges, including American Amir Hekmati, a Michigan resident who was arrested in 2011 by Iranian authorities while on a trip to visit his grandmother.

He's been charged with espionage and was at one time sentenced to death. That sentence has been overturned and he is now awaiting a new trial.

Joining us to discuss Congressman Dan Kildee, a Democrat from Michigan's Flint Township.



Dan Kildee


T.J. Raphael

Comments [1]

sheila nemazee from new york

i would like you to speak about the CIA abetting iraq on the issue of chemical weapons attack on Iran during the Iraq-iran attack when over 100,000 iranians were gassed to death. I spoke with you at the Asia Society . We were both surprised that President Obama actually mentioned the attack in his speech to the UN.
sheila Nemazee

Sep. 24 2013 11:08 PM

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