Iran has sentenced a French-Iranian academic to a maximum sentence of six years in prison on charges of breaching national security and spreading propaganda against the country.
Fariba Adelkhah, an anthropologist and researcher at the Centre for International Research (CERI) at the Paris political institute Sciences Po, has been held at Evin jail, north of Tehran, since last June.
She was initially charged with spying but this was dropped in January. The Iranian authorities continued to hold her on other charges.
On Saturday, it was announced she had been given a five-year jail sentence for “colluding with the aim of breaching national security” and a further one-year term for “propaganda against the system”, but was told she would only serve the longer sentence.