Iran sentences US resident to 10 years in jail over spying claims

Nizar Zakka, a campaigner for internet freedom, was held in Iran after being invited to a conference

A US permanent resident detained for a year in Iran over spying allegations has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and a $4.2m (£3.2m) fine, his supporters said.

The case is the latest in an Iranian crackdown on people with foreign ties, following the country’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers.

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