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'Dismay' As Iran Upholds 10-Year Spying Sentence For British Council Worker

WorldNews Monday, 19 August 2019
'Dismay' As Iran Upholds 10-Year Spying Sentence For British Council WorkerAn Iranian court has dashed hopes that the 10-year sentence given to a British Council worker on spying charges could be reduced, The Independent reported. Aras Amiri, a London-based Iranian citizen, was detained in March 2018 while traveling to Tehran to visit her sick grandmother. The 33-year-old had been working on cultural exchanges between Iran and the United Kingdom, and is also an art student at Kingston University. Amiri’s initial court hearing was held in Tehran in May. There were hopes her sentence would be reduced at a secondary court hearing, as has happened in similar cases in Iran’s judicial process. However, over the weekend the court upheld her sentence, without Amiri or her...
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