Iran: lengthy jail terms for dual national and British Council worker

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Aras Amiri and Anousheh Ashouri accused of spying as UK-Iran tensions rise

Iran has sentenced a British-Iranian woman to 12 years in prison after accusing her of spying for Israel, while upholding the 10-year sentence of another UK resident.

A spokesman for the Iranian judiciary, Gholamhossein Esmaili, said on Tuesday that Anousheh Ashouri – the latest Iranian national with a western passport to be detained in Iran – had been sentenced to 12 years for ties to Israel’s Mossad spy agency.

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