BBC -- An Iranian-American journalist branded a US spy has been jailed for eight years by Iran after a brief trial held behind closed doors.
Roxana Saberi, 31, who was arrested in January and went on trial this week, denies the charge and plans to go on hunger strike, her father said.
Ms Saberi has reported for a number of foreign news organisations including the BBC, NPR radio and Fox News.
The US Secretary of State said she was "deeply disappointed" at the verdict.
The journalist originally faced the less serious accusation of buying alcohol, and later of working as a journalist without a valid press card.
Then, in a period of less than two weeks, the charge of spying was introduced, and she was tried by the Revolutionary Court and sentenced.
No evidence of espionage was made public >>>
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