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Iran sentences French-Iranian academic to 6 years in prison


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

17th May, 2020. 12:59 pm
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Iran sentences French-Iranian academic to 6 years in prison

French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah has been sentenced to six years in prison by Iran.

According to details, French-Iranian academic has been given punishment on national security charges.

Her lawyer, Saeid Dehghan told the international news agency, “The court has sentenced her to six years,”

“The branch 15 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court has sentenced her to five years jail for gathering and conspiring against Iran’s national security. She was also sentenced to a one-year jail term for propaganda against the Islamic Republic.” Her lawyer said he would appeal against the imprisonment.
Dehghan had said in March that Iran had lifted spying charges against Adelkhah, but she remained in jail on other security-related charges.

France had called Iran to release Adelkhah, but Iran has rejected the call, as it says the call is interference in Tehran’s internal matters. Tehran does not identify dual nationality. Adelkhah is a 60-year-old anthropologist who had been in prison since June 2019.

France’s foreign ministry said about the decision, “This sentencing is not based on any serious element or fact and is thus a political decision,”

“We are urging Iranian authorities to immediately release Mrs. Adelkhah.”

Adelkhah’s partner French academic Roland Marchal was also in prison along with her. But he was released in March.

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