BRITISH vlogger Jolie King has been arrested in Iran and now faces 10 years in a hellhole jail.
But why was she detained and what happened? Here’s the latest.
Who is Jolie King?
Jolie is a British-Australian vlogger and blogger.
Jolie and her boyfriend posted photos of their globe-trotting after leaving Australia in 2017.
They have been driving a Toyota Land Cruiser through countries across Asia, including India, Pakistan and China.
The couple wrote online: “Our biggest motivation behind the vlogs is to hopefully inspire anyone wanting to travel.
“And also try to break the stigma around travelling to countries which get a bad rap in the media.”
The couple posted a video on June 30 on their first day in Iran.
But pals raised concerns when they stopped hearing updates from Jolie and Mark a few weeks ago.
Why is she detained?
Jolie King was seized with her Australian boyfriend Mark Firkin, allegedly for flying the drone without a licence near the capital Tehran.
Jolie is locked up in the same wing as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a 41-year-old British-Iranian mum-of one, held at the jail since 2016 on spying charges.
It is believed the two Brits arrested are the first UK citizens without Iranian passports to be jailed in Iran in recent years.
The blogger now faces 10 years in a hellhole jail.
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What’s happening in Iran?
It comes amid escalating tensions between Britain and Iran, as Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, claimed a tanker seized in Gibraltar has now delivered its oil to Syria.
Mr Raab said that the Adrian Darya-1’s oil was transferred in breach of EU sanctions.
The 15,000-tonne ship was seized by a team of Royal Marines as it passed through the British territory’s waters on July 4 for trying to bust European sanctions and take oil to Syria.
Iran is preparing to release a British tanker that was seized in retaliation.
The Stena Impero was boarded in the Strait of Hormuz.
Their globe-trotting took them across Asia, including the Hunza Valley in Pakistan[/caption]
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