Journal: Iran brings Frenchwoman, embassy staff to trial, seeks to prove foreign funding of internal opposition

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By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press Writer Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press Writer2 hrs 42 mins ago

TEHRAN, Iran – A young French academic and local employees of the British and French embassies appeared before an Iranian judge Saturday along with dozens of opposition figures accused of involvement in the country’s postelection unrest.

The extraordinary mass trial in Tehran’s Revolutionary Court demonstrates the government’s resolve to discredit Iran‘s pro-reform movement as a tool of foreign countries — particularly Britain and the United States — trying to spark a revolution to topple Iran’s Islamic system.

Reuters – French language teaching assistant Clotilde Reiss (R) sits next to an Iranian policewoman and other defendants …
Reuters – French language teaching assistant Clotilde Reiss (R) sits next to an Iranian policewoman and other defendants …

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