TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – An Iranian-American has been sentenced to jail for espionage, Iranian justice reported on Tuesday, the final twin nationality held within the nation amid tensions with the West.
Iranian justice didn’t identify the convicted man, however stated he was launched on bail and re-arrested as he tried to flee the nation. Many prisoners in Iran have been launched on bail amid the continued coronavirus pandemic within the nation.
Justice spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili stated the person was convicted of espionage and for offering army info to overseas nations. Esmaili didn’t specify.
It was not instantly clear the place the person was being tried. Nevertheless, earlier instances involving individuals with Western connections accused of espionage have been heard by Iranian revolutionary courts, typically sentenced to 10 years in jail.
Households of these detained in Iran have criticized Tehran for such trials, claiming their family are being held as bargaining chips with the West. They described them as being tried in courtroom with out having the ability to current proof.
The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention described these instances as a part of an “rising mannequin involving the arbitrary deprivation of liberty of binationals.” Iran denies this and insists its courts stay separate from political interference.