Iran sentences American to death in spy case
Iran's Revolutionary Court has convicted American Mirzaei Hekmati of working for the CIA and sentenced him to death.
(CNN) Tehran - American Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, on trial in Iran for espionage, has been sentenced to death nearly five months after he was arrested, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported Monday.
A court convicted Hekmati of "working for an enemy country ... for membership in the CIA and also for his efforts to accuse Iran of involvement in terrorism," according to Fars.
Ahead of the verdict, his family and the United States denied the accusations against him.