According to Hekmati’s attorney Seyed Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaee, the US has submitted the request via its Interest Section in Iran.
The attorney further said the request has been submitted to Iran’s Judiciary, but Tehran has not responded to it as of the time.
When asked if Washington may have considered any specific individual or individuals as part of the proposed exchange deal, the TAbatabaee declined to specify any name, stating that it would be made public at the Iranian Judiciary’s discretion.
Mirzaee Hekmati, an Iranian-born now in his 30s, was arrested by Iranian forces inside the country on December 7, 2011, on a charge of working for hostile countries and the CIA against Iran.
He was first sentenced to death, but an appeals court later on overturned the rule and sentenced him to 10 years in prison.