US Navy vet fighting cancer gets 10-year prison sentence in Iran
A cancer-stricken U.S. Navy veteran from California who was first detained in Iran while visiting a girlfriend has been sentenced to 10 years in prison there on charges of insulting the country’s supreme leader and posting a photo on social media, his lawyer said Friday.
U.S. State Department officials informed the family of Michael White about the sentence after receiving the information from the Swiss government, which represents U.S. interests in Iran, said Mark Zaid, White’s attorney.
White, 46, of Imperial City, Calif., was sentenced to two years in prison for insulting the country’s top leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and 10 years for posting a private photo, Zaid said. It appeared the sentences were to run concurrently, the lawyer said, according to the New York Times.
Can we even imagine the what the penalty would be for fools like The Taxi Driver, if laws were applied the same way in the USA as they are in Iran. The bum would be doing 1,111 years.
Bobby Boy and fools like him better take a step back and recognize the value of what they have in the USA. I think they are too ignorant to see the forest on account of the trees.
I don’t know about anyone else, but Iran is the last place on earth I would go to meet a lady I hooked up with on-line as White did. I have always maintained, don’t go where you don’t belong.
Chances a very good that White will die in prison, either by the hands of anther inmate or the BIG C will do him in. The former Navy Vet is sure going to have a rough way to go.
As far as the possibility of PDT getting him sprung, I would not count on it.