Earlier, the President trump demanded the release of unjustly detained Americans
Iranian authorities confirmed on Sunday that the court of appeal upheld the sentence imposed by U.S. citizen, two individuals with dual Iranian-American citizen and resident of the United States from Lebanon. They were all sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of espionage.
In July, the President of the United States Donald trump warned Iran of “new and serious consequences” if all unjustly detained American citizens are released and returned.
Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi said that we are talking about the post-graduate student at Princeton University, van Siue, Iranian-American businessman Siamak Namazi, his elderly father and Backer of the Lebanese citizen Nizar Zakka I Iwas with a residence permit in the United States. This was reported on the official website of the judiciary of Iran.
Lawyer Backer, and Siamak Namazi, Jared Genser, said the other day that their relatives were informed that a court in Tehran upheld the sentences without change.
Earlier in August, the Princeton University and the wife of a graduate student-historian van SEWA reported that they were informed that the Iranian authorities dismissed the appeal.
Van SEWA conducted research for his dissertation in Iran in 2016, when he was detained and accused of “espionage under the guise of research.” His family and the University rejected the allegations.
Lebanese citizen Zakk was sentenced to 10 years in prison and a fine of $ 4.2 million in 2016, when he was convicted of cooperation against the state, reported by his American lawyer.
A government official was invited to Zakk, a specialist in information technology to Iran in 2015, but after participating in a conference in Tehran, he disappeared.