Tweepy returns no retweets


I am using tweepy to get tweets and retweets.
I was able to get tweets,and am trying to get the retweets for these tweets.
this is what I have:

auth = tweepy.OAuthHandler(consumer_key, consumer_secret) auth.set_access_token(access_token_key, access_token_secret)

retweets = api.statuses.retweets(tweetId)
print retweets


the tweet I am using looks like this:

{‘contributors’: None, ‘truncated’: False, ‘text’: u’RT @Iconic_Sports: Nelson Mandela, a man who understood the true power of sports, passed away today at the age of 95. #RIPNelsonMandela htt\u2026’, ‘in_reply_to_status_id’: None, ‘id’: 408801116437372928, ‘favorite_count’: 0, ‘_api’: <tweepy.api.API object at 0x10b8fbb10>, ‘author’: <twee py.models.User object at 0x10b979290>, ‘retweeted’: False, ‘coordinates’: None, ‘entities’: {‘symbols’: [], ‘user_mentions’: [{‘id’: 1365414193, ‘indices’: [3, 17], 'id_str ': ‘1365414193’, ‘screen_name’: ‘Iconic_Sports’, ‘name’: ‘Iconic Sports Pics’}], ‘hashtags’: [{‘indices’: [118, 135], ‘text’: ‘RIPNelsonMandela’}], ‘urls’: []}, ‘in_reply_t o_screen_name’: None, ‘in_reply_to_user_id’: None, ‘retweet_count’: 373, ‘id_str’: ‘408801116437372928’, ‘favorited’: False, ‘retweeted_status’: <tweepy.models.Status objec t at 0x10b979250>, ‘source_url’: ‘’, ‘user’: <tweepy.models.User object at 0x10b979290>, ‘geo’: None, ‘in_reply_to_user_id_str’: None, ‘la ng’: ‘en’, ‘created_at’: datetime.datetime(2013, 12, 6, 3, 32, 35), ‘in_reply_to_status_id_str’: None, ‘place’: None, ‘source’: ‘Twitter for iPhone’, ‘metadata’: {‘iso_lang uage_code’: ‘en’, ‘result_type’: ‘recent’}}

and therefore the id I am using for api.retweet is 408801116437372928

also I know that it has retweets because the tweet has the field ‘‘retweet_count’: 373’

has anybody else encountered this problem?


Will be great to know if anyone has a solution to this