Fariba Adelkhah is research director at the Paris Institute of Political Studies and has published studies on Iranian and Afghan societies and religion. (Supplied)

May 16, 2020

Iran sentenced a French-Iranian academic to six years in prison on national security charges on Saturday, her lawyer told AFP.

Fariba Adelkhah was “sentenced to five years for gathering and conspiring against national security, and one year for propaganda against the Islamic republic,” Said Dehghan said.

He said his client would only be expected to serve the longer, five-year jail term and added that she intended to appeal.

AFP

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