Two Iranian Jews Charged with Spying for Israel Get 13 Years in Prison

Published July 1st, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Two defendants in the trial of 13 Jews on charges of spying for Israel were each sentenced to a total of 13 years in jail, their lawyers said Saturday. 

Hamid Tefelin, the main accused, and Asher Zadmehr were each given nine years for spying for Israel and four years for "collaboration" with the Jewish state, which Iran does not recognize, they said. 

Earlier Shiraz judiciary chief Hossein-Ali Amiri said 10 of the Jews and two of the four Muslims on trial had been given sentences of less than 10 years or whipping. 

Three Jews and two Muslims had been acquitted, he said -- SHIRAZ, Iran (AFP) 


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