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American researcher sentenced to prison in Iran, the latest foreigner jailed on espionage charges

Original story at latimes.com• 2 mentions • 1 week ago

latimes.com 1 week ago

 
An American citizen has been sentenced to prison for espionage in Iran, the latest foreign national to be jailed on spying charges in the Islamic Republic, state news media reported Sunday. Mizan news agency, the mouthpiece of Iran’s judiciary, identified the American as Xiyue Wang, a 37-year-old researcher at Princeton University. Wang, who was born in China, was arrested in August 2016 while trying to leave Iran, the report said. Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi, a spokesman for the judiciary, said a court had sentenced Wang to 10 years in prison. He has the right to appeal. Mizan reported that Wang ...
 
 
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17 Jul
Shashank Bengali @SBengali
Princeton says 37-year-old PhD student was jailed in Iran while doing archival research on the Qajar dynasty https://t.co/qj5ZwEjOse
16 Jul
Blake Hounshell @blakehounshell
RT @latimes: American researcher sentenced to prison in Iran, the latest foreigner jailed on espionage charges https://t.co/9CF1y38rLw http…