Iran: lengthy jail terms for dual national and British Council worker

Aras Amiri and Anousheh Ashouri accused of spying as UK-Iran tensions riseA British Council employee and a dual British-Iranian national have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms on security and spying charges by Iran.Aras Amiri, an Iranian...

Iran: lengthy jail terms for dual national and British Council worker

Aras Amiri and Anousheh Ashouri accused of spying as UK-Iran tensions rise

A British Council employee and a dual British-Iranian national have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms on security and spying charges by Iran.

Aras Amiri, an Iranian national and British Council worker who had been living in London, was arrested in 2018 during a trip to Iran to visit relatives. A judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday that an appeals court had upheld a 10-year jail sentence against her.

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