US Navy vet in Iran sentenced to 10 years in prison
A U.S. Navy veteran held in Iran since July while visiting a girlfriend has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges that he insulted Iran’s top leader and posted a private photograph on social media, his family’s lawyer said Friday.
The lawyer, Mark Zaid, said the family had been informed earlier this week by the State Department of the sentencing of the veteran, Michael R. White, 46, of Imperial City, Calif. The information was conveyed to the State Department by Swiss diplomats.
White is the first American imprisoned in Iran since President Donald Trump took office.