Statement on the Verdict of the Trial of the 13 Jewish Iranians and 8 Muslims

July 3, 2000

The sentences of the trial on the thirteen Jewish Iranians and eight Muslims were announced in the Revolutionary Tribunal in Shiraz on July 1. Although neither death penalties nor life sentences are included in those verdicts, Japan is concerned about the fairness and transparency of the trial proceedings.

Japan has repeatedly called on the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to ensure the fair and transparent nature in the trial proceedings and will continue to monitor this case closely, while taking note of the possibility of appeal to a higher court by the defendants.


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