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More sentences for post-election detainees in Iran

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Tehran Revolutionary Court has issued six more sentences for the protesters detained on December 27, Ashura Day protests.

The detainees have been given imprisonment and fine sentences for charges such as "assembly and collusion against security," "insulting senior military officials" and "disturbing public order."

The names of the accused will be publicized once the appeals court confirms the sentences, according to court authorities.

Iranian media also reports that Mohsen Safai Farahani has been handed a sentence after over 200 days in detention.

Mohsen Safai Farahani

Mohsen Safai Farahani is a member of the reformist party, Islamic Iran Participation Front and Iran Chamber of Commerce. Recently 22 prominent figures of Iranian commerce and finance called for a decision in the case of Safai Farahani.

Iranian judiciary also held the last court proceedings in its case against French citizen, Clotilde Reiss. ISNA reports that Ms. Reiss's lawyer expressed confidence that "the court will announce its verdict acquitting his client in the coming days."

Clotilde Reiss in court - August 2009

Clotilde Reiss was collaborating with Esfahan University French Department as a French Teaching Assistant. She has been accused of "activities against national security by attending gatherings and disturbances on June 15 and 17 and also collecting news and information and preparing images of the disturbances as well as relaying them to French Embassy's Science Attaché."

After her arrest on July 1, Clotilde Reiss was released on a bail posted by the French Embassy this summer and has been residing at the Embassy in Tehran awaiting her trial.

France has rejected Iran's proposal to exchange Reiss with Ali Vakilirad who was sentenced to life imprisonment on December 1994 for the assassination of Former Iranian Prime Minister, Shapour Bakhtiar in France.

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