Middle East

Iran finalizes five-year prison for Iranian-British

FILE -- In this Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 file photo, Richard Ratcliffe husband of imprisoned charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, poses for the media during an Amnesty International led vigil outside the Iranian Embassy in London. Iran has sentenced Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman accused of trying to overthrow the cleric-run government, to five years in prison, a news website affiliated with the judiciary reported Sunday. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who works for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the news agency's charitable arm, was detained in April 2016 while trying to leave the country with her toddler daughter, who remains in Iran with family after authorities seized her passport. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

FILE -- In this Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 file photo, Richard Ratcliffe husband of imprisoned charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, poses for the media during an Amnesty International led vigil outside the Iranian Embassy in London. Iran has sentenced Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman accused of trying to overthrow the cleric-run government, to five years in prison, a news website affiliated with the judiciary reported Sunday. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who works for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the news agency's charitable arm, was detained in April 2016 while trying to leave the country with her toddler daughter, who remains in Iran with family after authorities seized her passport. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)  (The Associated Press)

An Iranian news agency is reporting that a woman with dual Iranian and British citizenship has been sentenced to five years in prison.

The report by Mizanonline.ir, which is affiliated with the country's judiciary, on Sunday quoted Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi as saying the sentence on security charges against Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been finalized. He did not elaborate.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe works for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the news agency's charitable arm.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained in April 2016 while trying to leave the country with her toddler daughter, Gabriella. She remains in Iran with family after authorities seized her passport.

Iran does not recognize dual nationalities, and those detained cannot receive consular assistance.