US-China citizen given 10 years for espionage in Iran: media
A Chinese American accused of “infiltration” in Iran has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, local media reported on Sunday. The man was identified as Xiyue Wang, a 37-year-old researcher at Princeton University, according to Mizanonline, the official news agency of Iran’s judiciary. Wang, who was born in Beijing according to the report, was arrested on August 8, 2016 while trying to leave the country.
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