American sentenced to 10 years in Iran

A general view of a courtroom shows suspIran on Sunday announced that an Iranian-American has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for spying.

The identity of the Iranian-American and the dates of the trial and arrest were not disclosed.

Iranian judicial spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejheie said that the person was arrested and put on trial for gathering information, and the verdict can be appealed

According to Iranian law, the convicted has 20 days to appeal the sentence.

In 2016, there were several United States citizens arrested in Iran by Iranian security officials. 

Reza Shahini, a United States-Iranian citizen, was visiting family in Iran when he went on a hunger strike to protest, and was sentenced to 18 years in prison on October, 2016.

He later was released in April on bail to await his appeal, the Center for Human Rights said.

Also on October, 2016, Iran sentenced Iranian-Americans Baquer Namazi and his son Siamik Namazi to 10 years in prison and fined them $4.8 million USD.

Siamak Namazi was the first US citizen detained in Iran since the Iranian nuclear program agreement.

Four Americans were released last year by Iran as part of a prisoner swap granting leniency to seven Iranian imprisoned in the US.

Image of Iranian court from Politico


More details to follow.


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Patrick Vinson

Founder of Berning Media Network

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