Dev accused of spying released from Iranian prison

Matthew Jarvis
Dev accused of spying released from Iranian prison

A developer jailed in Iran on charges of spying has been let free after four years.

32-year-old Iranian-American Amir Hekmati was originally arrested by authorities in the Middle-Eastern country over his work on a language-teaching game produced by Kuma Reality. Hekmati was initially subscribed the penalty of death in 2012, before it was reduced to a ten-year sentence after a second trial.

He was released as an effort by the US government to broker a deal for the release of four American-Iranians held by Iran, including a Washington Post reporter, an Idaho pastor and a businessman.

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