Iran sentences Iranian-American, his father each to 10 years

October 18, 2016 12:48 PM

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Iran's state-run judicial news agency is reporting that an Iranian-American businessman and his father have each been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The Mizan news agency on Tuesday reported the sentences for businessman Siamak Namazi and his father Baquer Namazi, a former UNICEF representative who once served as governor of Iran's oil-rich Khuzestan province under the U.S.-backed shah.

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