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Reiss awaits bail offer, Afshar freed

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Reiss awaits bail offer, Afshar freed


Her trial is over, now all Franco-Iranian Clotlide Reiss awaits is the verdict. France’s offer to post bail allowing her to go free until then remains on the table, but her co-accused and employee of the French embassy in Tehran Nazak Afshar is already out on bail.

Both have been forbidden to leave the country until the verdict is announced. Both are accused of inciting people to demonstrate following Iran’s June presidential elections. The Iranian parliament condemned France, Britain and America for interfering in the country’s domestic affairs, but a growing number of nations are voicing concern about the fate of people imprisoned for opposing the regime. Beaten presidential candidates Mirhossein Moussavi and Mohsen Rezai say prison conditions and the trials of those jailed must be reviewed if they have suffered torture and rape. The rape accusation has been levelled by Mehdi Karoubi, another failed presidential candidate.

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