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An Iranian-American held in Tehran has reportedly been sentenced to 18 years in prison for “collaboration with a hostile government”, yet another dual national convicted in a secret trial since Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers.

The sentence handed down to Robin Shahini, a 46-year-old graduate student who lives in San Diego, California, is the harshest yet for those detained in what analysts believe is a plan to use them as bargaining chips in future negotiations.

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