A US Navy veteran is accused of insulting Iran’s Supreme Leader and posting private photos online. Earlier reports indicated he faced security charges.
Michael White, a 46-year old US Navy veteran, has been sentenced to ten years in prison after being arrested in July 2018 during a visit to an Iranian woman in the city of Mashhad, The Guardian reported Saturday.

White’s family learned about the sentence from the US State Department, who in turn was informed by Swiss diplomats who represent US interests in Iran, since the two nations have no official diplomatic channel.

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