An Iranian-British woman serving a five-year prison sentence in Iran for plotting the "soft toppling" of its government while traveling with her toddler daughter faces new charges that could add 16 years to her sentence, her husband said Monday.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faced a court hearing Sunday at Tehran's infamous Evin prison where she heard of the new charges being brought against her by Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, which prevent her from seeking early release next month.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe pleaded innocent to the new charges, which involve her previously working for the BBC and being a current employee of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of the news agency, her husband Richard Ratcliffe said.

"Thanks to the Revolutionary Guard's antics, this is a justice system that can no longer look its victims in the eye, can no longer look itself in the mirror," Ratcliffe said in a statement.-

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