Iran hands six-year jail sentence to French academic

Anthropologist Fariba Adelkhah, 61, a researcher with the Sciences Po school in Paris, and who was arreseted and jailed in Iran in June 2019, has been handed a six-year jail sentence by a Tehran court which found her guilty of charges of endangering Iranian national security and spreading anti-state propaganda, said a statement published by Sciences Po on Saturday on its website.

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France has condemned the reported sentencing of a French-Iranian academic to six years in prison in Iran, reports BBC News.