American Game Designer Sentenced to Death in Iran for Alleged Espionage

I don’t even know what to say about this one. Saw this yesterday. Still wrapping my head around it.

From GiantBomb:

Hekmati, an American-born designer in the employ of war game developer Kuma Reality Games, was detained in Iran during a visit last August. Not long after, an alleged confession by Hekmati was published in which he purportedly claimed he was in Iran specifically to help develop propaganda-based video games designed to “manipulate public opinion in the Middle East.”

So, um, yeah. Fuck.

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