'Tantamount to a Death Sentence': Marine Jailed in Iran Has Deteriorating Health
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Montel Williams went "On The Record" to highlight the plight of Amir Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine who is being held in an Iranian prison.
Hekmati, an Iranian-American with dual citizenship, was arrested while on a trip to Iran to see his ailing grandmother. Hekmati was accused of being an American spy and eventually was convicted on a lesser charge. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Montel told Greta Van Susteren that Hekmati's health is deteriorating, and he has had a recent fever and infection.
"People at home have to understand, he's being treated by prisoners who are doctors," Montel said. "These are some of the same prisoner doctors that tortured him. And these guys are the ones that are taking care of him."
"Right now, Amir being held in prison without the right medical care is tantamount to a death sentence."
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