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Iran sentences US navy veteran Michael White to 10 years in jail | World news

A US navy veteran has been sentenced to 10 years in an Iranian prison, his family’s lawyer said, after he was arrested last July while visiting an Iranian woman in the city of Mashhad. Read more Michael White, 46, was convicted of two charges – insulting the country’s top leader and posting a private photograph publicly – in separate hearings on 6 and 9 March, according to the lawyer, Mark Zaid.The basis for the first charge is not clear. The second charge appears to have been leveled after White uploaded a picture of himself sitting with the woman, an Iranian national, Zaid said.Iranian authorities have not released details of the charges.The family learned of the sentence earlier this week from the US state department, which in turn received the information from Swiss diplomats. The Swiss represent US interests in Iran because the countries do not maintain diplomatic ties.White, a California native, served 13 years in the US navy.The family...

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