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This file photo taken on January 20, 2016 shows Amir Hekmati, a Marine held in Iran, speaking to the media after he arrived in Flint, Michigan. A former US Marine who was accused by Iran of spying and held for 4.5 years is suing Tehran over the “prolonged and continuous physical abuse” he endured while detained. According to a lawsuit filed in Washington on May 9, 2016, Hekmati, a US-Iranian dual national from Michigan, was subjected to a slew of physical and psychological abuse while jailed in the notorious Evin Prison. Hekmati was freed in a prisoner swap in January in which he and three other Iranian-American dual nationals, plus another American, were traded after Washington granted clemency to seven Iranians and withdrew arrest warrants for 14 others. / AFP