Dawud Walid, right,executive director of the Michigan office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Lena Masri, a staff attorney for the group, are shown at the Muslim advoca

 

              Dawud Walid, right,executive director of the Michigan office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Lena Masri, a staff attorney for the group, are shown at the Muslim advoca
Dawud Walid, right,executive director of the Michigan office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Lena Masri, a staff attorney for the group, are shown at the Muslim advocacy group’s office in Southfield, Mich., on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. They and members of the family of Amir Hekmati held a news conference to plead with Iranian officials to release the 29-year-old ex-Marine imprisoned on spying charges. He was arrested in August 2011 while visiting is grandmothers in Iran. He was convicted and sentenced to death, but the sentence was overturned. He remains in prison, and no new trial date has been set. (AP Photo/David N. Goodman)