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

Original story at latimes.com• 5 mentions • 2 months ago

latimes.com 2 months 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
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