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Court upholds new 1-year sentence for Iranian-British woman


TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A lawyer says an Iranian appeals court has upheld a verdict sentencing an Iranian-British woman long held in Tehran to another year in prison. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has already served a five-year sentence in the Islamic Republic. Her lawyer told The Associated Press on Saturday that the appeals court upheld a verdict issued earlier this year sentencing her to another year. The verdict additionally includes a one-year travel ban abroad, meaning she cannot leave Iran to join her family for nearly two years. In April, Zaghari-Ratcliffe was sentenced for allegedly spreading “propaganda against the system” when she participated in a protest in front of the Iranian Embassy in London in 2009.

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