Iran sentences American to 10 years in prison on spy charges

July 16, 2017

TEHRAN – Judiciary spokesman Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejei announced on Sunday that an American citizen has been sentenced by the Judiciary to 10 years in prison for “infiltrating” the country and gathering intelligence.

“The person was identified and arrested by the intelligence forces. The court has sentenced the person to 10 years,” he told a press briefing.

He did not provide details on the suspect's identity, saying only that the person was a dual national.

MH/PA

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