Kuma\War developer sentenced to death in Iran for espionage, propaganda, being a CIA spy>> 04:56 PM - Jacob Vandy VanDerWerf ( 9 comments ) Gamasutra reports that Amir Mizra Hekmati, an American-born, ex-Marine game developer of Iranian descent was detained and charged with espionage when he visited the country, an offense that carries the penalty of death. Apparently, his work on the Kuma\War series of authentic warfare games qualified him as a CIA spy working to spread pro-U.S. propaganda within Iran. Kuma\War often depicts topical, reality-based scenarios from the Middle East, most recently with missions like "The Death of Osama Bin Laden" and "Fall of Sirte: Gaddafi's Last Stand."
They say Hekmati has confessed to his crime of "Corrupt on Earth and Mohareb (waging war on God)" with statements in a Tehran newspaper and on Iranian state television explaining the connection between U.S. intelligence and Kuma Reality Games [studio], but we all know how truthful a man can be when he has a machete on his neck and/or AK-47 at his back... The official response from the White House of course denies these allegations and demands his release, as well as decries the Iranian regime for their history of falsely-accusing innocent Americans and holding them as a bargaining chip in political negotiations.
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