Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran sentences another American, a 46-year-old from San Diego, to prison for 'collaborating' with the U.S.

Iran sentences another American, a 46-year-old from San Diego, to prison for 'collaborating' with the U.S.

A 46-year-old Iranian American from San Diego said Tuesday that Iran had sentenced him to 18 years in prison for “collaborating with a hostile government,” becoming the latest dual citizen to be jailed in a secret trial in the Islamic Republic.

Speaking to The Times from Ninava jail in Gorgan, in northeast Iran, Gholamrez Reza Shahini, who goes by the nickname Robin, said he was visiting his mother and other family members in Iran when he was arrested July 11.

His trial took place last week, and he was convicted Saturday after a three-hour court proceeding, he said.

Shahini’s sentencing comes one week after Iranian American businessman Siamak...

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