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A French teaching assistant charged with spying after taking part in Iran’s post-election rallies has been released on bail.

Clotilde Reiss who was charged in a mass trial, has been in a Tehran jail since July the first. The 24-year-old was stood bail by the French Embassy in Iran where she will now stay awaiting the outcome of the legal proceedings against her. The Iranian government is continuing with its prosecution of opposition supporters – 25 more activists were put on trial yesterday including a Jewish teenager – for their alleged involvement in the turmoil following the presidential election. Since the disputed June 12 poll the opposition claims that 220 people have been detained after clashes with Iranian security. They also accuse the authorities of abusing and even torturing detainees. Government opponents have also presented a list of 69 people who they say died in the post-election violence.