Trial of Iran rioters resumes in Tehran
A French lecturer and an Iranian employee of the French embassy in Tehran were in the dock on Saturday alongside with other detained during the post June 12 election protests as a Tehran court resumed their trial.
Clotilde Reiss, 24, was detained on July 1 as she tried to fly out of Iran after a study trip. "She is accused of collecting information and provoking rioters," the official IRNA news agency reported. According to AFP, a diplomatic source conveyed it was "surprising to know Reiss was in the court."
Reiss was initially accused of spying because she had taken a photograph of an opposition protest in the central city of Isfahan and emailed it to a French friend in Tehran.
Over 10 other defendants detained during the protests were in the dock with Reiss.
A number of key reformist politicians and journalists are among them, the ISNA news agency said.