Tuesday, August 10, 2010

(NEWS) Iran Jails 7 Baha'i 'Spies'

"After being held for 20 months without charges, leaders of Iran's Baha'i community sentenced to 20 years in prison over their 'ties with Zionists'

Seven leaders of the Baha'i community in Iran convicted of spying for Israel have been sentenced to 20 years in prison, according to reports that reached the Baha'i international community.

According to Bani Dugal, the Baha'i representative to the UN, 'The accused received the sentence, and their lawyers are preparing an appeal.' The seven leaders were arrested two years ago. In addition to espionage, they were charged with illegal organization and distribution of propaganda against the Islamic regime."

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