Los Angeles TimesAmerican researcher sentenced to prison in Iran, the latest foreigner jailed on espionage charges

Jul 17, 2017 - Los Angeles Times

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American researcher sentenced to prison in Iran, the latest foreigner jailed on espionage charges

An American citizen has been sentenced to prison for espionage in Iran, the latest foreign national to be jailed on spying charges in the Islamic Republic, state news media reported Sunday.Mizan news agency, the mouthpiece of Iran’s judiciary, identified the American as Xiyue Wang, a 37-year-old researcher at Princeton University. Wang, who was born in China, was arrested in August 2016 while trying to leave Iran, the report said.Gholam Hossein Mohseni...

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