On December 24th, 2011, the mystery of Amir’s disappearance was completely and horrifically explained. 
On that date Amir is accused on Iranian television of being a spy. He had been interrogated and kept in horrible confinement for months.He is forced to make a confession video stating he was attempting to infiltrate the Iranian intelligence apparatus. 

The accusations, as ridiculous they seemed to Amir’s extended family, moved forward to court. 

I’m writing about this blow to the family in the deepest part of the night although the birds have started to sing their morning songs. There could not have been any hopeful signs like that for the family.