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UK probes Briton's 20-year jailing in Iran for Facebook posts

Iranian youth play on computers at a game net arcade which is decorated with portraits of Iranian public figures in the city of Qom, June 9, 2013The Foreign Office said Saturday it was following up the case of a British woman reportedly sentenced to 20 years in jail in Iran for posting anti-regime propaganda on Facebook. Iranian opposition website Kaleme said Roya Saberinejad Nobakht, an Iranian-born British woman, was among eight people jailed for posts on the social networking site. Nobakht has dual British and Iranian nationality and has lived in England with her British husband, Daryoush Taghipoor, 47, for more than six years, according to The Times newspaper. He travelled to Iran to find her, was allowed to visit her for 10 minutes and has not seen her since, the daily said.

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