May 16, 2020 / 8:16 AM / in 12 days

Iran sentences French academic to six years in prison - lawyer

DUBAI, May 16 (Reuters) - Iran has sentenced French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah to six years in prison on national security charges, her lawyer said on Saturday.

“The court has sentenced her to six years. We have appealed and if accepted, the sentence will drop to five years,” Adelkhah’s lawyer, Saeid Dehghan, told Reuters.

In January, Iran dropped spying charges against Adelkhah but she remained in jail on other security-related charges, her lawyer told Reuters in March. (Reporting by Dubai Newsroom; Editing by Sam Holmes)

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