US cit­i­zen ac­cused of in­fil­tra­tion sen­tenced to 10 years in prison

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

A United States cit­i­zen ac­cused of “in­fil­tra­tion” in Iran has been sen­tenced to 10 years in prison, a spokesman for the ju­di­ciary said yes­ter­day. “The per­son was iden­ti­fied and ar­rested by the in­tel­li­gence forces. The court has sen­tenced the per­son to 10 years,” deputy ju­di­ciary chief Gho­lamhos­sein Mohseni Ejeie said in a tele­vised press con­fer­ence. The in­di­vid­ual, whose name was not pro­vided, has ap­pealed the sen­tence, he added. The for­eigner holds dual na­tion­al­ity of the United States and an­other coun­try, he said, promis­ing to give more de­tails once the ap­peals court con­firms the sen­tence. In Oc­to­ber, US-Ira­nian busi­ness con­sul­tant Sia­mak Na­mazi and his 80-year-old fa­ther Ba­quer, a for­mer UNICEF of­fi­cial, were given 10 years in prison for “es­pi­onage and col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment”.

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