Amir Hekmati, the Flint man imprisoned in Iran for more than three years, is said to be starting a hunger strike according to the Detroit Free Press. In a letter to President Obama asking for help in getting release, Hekmati says he believe his detention has become somehow linked to the U.S. and Iran's nuclear negotiations. A spokesman for the Hekmati family confirmed the beginning of a hunger strike due to the belief that there have been supposed setbacks in securing Hekmati's release. The Free Press says the White House did not immediately respond to the letter, nor is it know how they received it. Michigan's Fifth Congressional District Representative, Dan Kildee of Flint, has been pressing the administration for Hekmati's release while lobbying for support in Congress.