The good news is that many Americans accused of spying in Iran are eventually released. The bad news for Amir Mirzaei Hekmati is that Iranian-Americans have it rougher.
An Oprah episode will air Thursday with Sarah Shourd, as well as the mothers of the US hikers detained by Iran last year. Meanwhile, Iranian President Ahmadinejad is set to speak at the UN.
In a striking move Tuesday, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei personally called for a detention center to be closed, citing mistreatment, while President Ahmadinejad sanctions repressive tactics.