US citizen accused of ‘infiltration’ jailed in Iran
Tehran, Iran - A United States citizen accused of ‘infiltration’ in Iran has been sentenced to ten years in prison, a spokesman for the judiciary said on Sunday.
“The person was identified and arrested by the intelligence forces. The court has sentenced the person to ten 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 January, Tehran’s chief prosecutor said as many as 70 ‘spies’ were serving sentences in the city’s prisons - the identities of only a handful of which have been made public.
Most are thought to be Iranians who hold another passport from Europe or the United States.