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Lawyers representing the family of an American citizen from San Diego detained in Iran said Thursday that the Navy veteran has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for insulting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and for disclosing private information by posting a photo on Instagram of a woman he was visiting.

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Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Radio Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty.

A U.S. Navy veteran being held in Iran has been detained in connection to a "private complaint," an Iranian prosecutor says.

Michael White, 46, has been held since July, and is the first known American to have been detained in Iran since Donald Trump became president two years ago.

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