Iran prisoner looks forward to returning to Michigan

Amir Hekmati
In a Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 photo provided by the Hekmati family, the family and U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Township, Mich.,meet with former Iran prisoner Amir Hekmati, second from right, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany. From the left: brother-in-law Dr. Ramy Kurdi, sister Sarah Hekmati, Kildee, Amir Hekmati and sister Leila Hekmati. Amir Hekmati was detained in August 2011 on espionage charges. (Courtesy of the Hekmati Family via AP)

Congressman Dan Kildee says Michigan’s Amir Hekmati, who was just freed from Iran in a prisoner swap negotiated with Tehran, is in good shape and spirits, and looking forward to getting home soon.

The Michigan Democrat flew to Germany to meet up with Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine, who is undergoing treatment at the U.S. military’s Landstuhl Regional Medical Center along with Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and pastor Saeed Abedini.

Kildee told The Associated Press on Tuesday he spent several hours with Hekmati on Monday.

He says “last night he was sitting with his two sisters, his brothers and myself and he had a steak dinner, so he had a good night.”

The three Americans arrived in Germany late Sunday via Switzerland. A fourth stayed in Iran.

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