Original story: 10/19/16
Iran authorities have sentenced Siamak Namazi and Baquer Namazi to 10 years in prison for allegedly spying and cooperating with the United States according to the Islamic republic’s state’s media.
Siamak Namazi is a businessman in his mid-40s with dual US-Iranian citizenship. He was detained by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in October 2015 during a visit to relatives in the capital of Tehran. Siamak’s father, Baquer Namazi, 80, was arrested in February 2016. Baquer is a former Iranian provincial governor and former UNICEF official who also has dual citizenship.
Others who have also been detained in Iran are: Nizar Zakka, a US permanent resident from Lebanon; he received a 10 year sentence along with Farhad Abdesaleh, Kamran Ghaderi and Alireza Omidvar, who were also sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for ‘espionage and cooperating with the US government.’ Source: Daily Mail: Iran sentences Iranian-American businessman and his ailing father to 10 years in prison for ‘spying for the United States’