Iran dismisses execution sentence on US-Iranian national

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Posted: Mar 05, 2012 8:03 AM
Iran dismisses execution sentence on US-Iranian national

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's supreme court on Monday dismissed an execution sentence passed by a revolutionary court against an Iranian-American national accused of spying for the CIA in January, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

"The supreme court nullified the execution sentence against Amir Mirza Hekmati and sent it to an affiliate court," said judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei.

(Reporting By Mitra Amiri)