'Iran 5' Freed For 'Vacation'
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Los Angeles (JTA): The last five Jews held in an Iranian prison on charges of spying for Israel have been released on "vacation," although it remains uncertain whether they will be permanently freed. The five were among 13 Jews arrested on spy charges in early 1999. In a case that drew worldwide attention, they were tried in the southern city of Shiraz, and 10 received prison sentences. Five already have been released after serving some of their time. Israel denies the men were its spies.

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09/30/2009 - 08:54

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