An unnamed British-Iranian national has been sentenced to six years in prison on spying charges, the official news agency of Iran’s judiciary reported Sunday, the latest dual national convicted in the country.
Mizan news agency quoted Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi announcing the sentencing, though he did not elaborate on what the charges entailed
However, there is no known case of a British-Iranian national being sentenced to six years in prison, suggesting this is a new case.
The British Foreign Office said in a statement early Monday it was “currently investigating the reported sentencing,” without elaborating.
A number of dual nationals with Western ties have been arrested since Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
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