Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe sentenced to further year in Iran: lawyer

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe sentenced to further year in Iranian prison: lawyer
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The Iranian-British dual national has already served a five-year sentence in the Islamic Republic.
Rights groups have long called for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's release [Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty]
The lawyer of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says she has been sentenced to another year in prison in Iran.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, an Iranian-British woman, has already served a five-year prison sentence in the Islamic Republic.

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Her lawyer Hojjat Kermani told The Associated Press on Monday that she received the second sentence on a charge of spreading “propaganda against the system” for participating in a protest in front of the Iranian Embassy in London in 2009.

State media in Iran did not immediately acknowledge the sentence. It comes as Iran and Britain negotiate over a longstanding dispute over an arms sale from the time of the shah.

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