French academic Adelkhah back to Iran jail: supporters

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Iran has sent back to prison from house arrest French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah, her Paris-based support group said on Wednesday, a shock development in the midst of hugely delicate talks on rescuing the Iran nuclear deal. Adelkhah was sentenced in May 2020 to five years in prison for conspiring against national security, accusations her supporters have always denounced as absurd. She was allowed home in Tehran in October 2020 with an electronic bracelet. She is one of at least a dozen Western nationals believed to be held in Iran who activists say are being used as hostages at the behe…

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