French 'spy' gets eight years jail in Iran

Updated January 25 2022 - 6:06pm, first published 6:05pm
Benjamin Briere's lawyer says his family wants French authorities to step in after he was convicted.

An Iranian court has convicted French citizen Benjamin Briere of espionage, sentencing him to eight years and eight months in prison, Briere's lawyer says, describing the ruling as the result of a biased highly politicised judicial process.

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