Ira­nian-Amer­i­can, his fa­ther each sen­tenced to 10 years

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION+WORLD -

Iran’s state-run ju­di­cial news agency is re­port­ing that an Ira­nian-Amer­i­can busi­ness­man and his fa­ther have each been sen­tenced to 10 years in prison.

The Mizan news agency on Tues­day re­ported the sen­tences for busi­ness­man Sia­mak Na­mazi and his fa­ther Ba­quer Na­mazi, a for­mer UNICEF rep­re­sen­ta­tive who once served as gov­er­nor of Iran’s oil-rich Khuzes­tan prov­ince un­der the U.S.backed shah.

Sup­port­ers of the Naza­mis could not be im­me­di­ately reached for com­ment.

The an­nounce­ment comes af­ter a video of Sia­mak Na­mazi was posted on­line Mon­day by Mizan.

The re­port also says Nizar Zakka, a U.S. per­ma­nent res­i­dent from Le­banon, also re­ceived a 10-year prison sen­tence. His sup­port­ers had ear­lier told The As­so­ci­ated Press about the sen­tence, though the Mizan re­port was the first of­fi­cial Ira­nian re­port of it.

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