Iran's Supreme Court Rejects Convicted Jews' Appeal
Iran's supreme court has denied an appeal by ten Iranian Jews jailed after being convicted of spying for Israel, reported the Iranian News Agency (IRNA) Wednesday.
It quoted a statement by the prosecutor's office as saying that the supreme court decided not to hear the case after three judges studied the appeal and found it to have no legal basis.
"The appeal writs contained repetitious material which had been heard by the court in the first instance and the appeals court, and the supreme court issued an opinion rejecting the request," the statement said.
In September, an appeals court in the southern city of Shiraz reduced some of the Jews' sentences by between two and six years.
A Jewish member of Iran's parliament told the agency that the ten had sought pardon from supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the power under the constitution to pardon convicts.
Iran's constitution guarantees one Jewish member of parliament and recognizes Jewish laws on personal status including marriage, divorce, inheritance and burial -- Albawaba.com
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