Thursday, October 13, 2005

1,300 Iranians imprisoned in Iraq – Iran state TV

Iran Focus:

Tehran, Iran, Oct. 13 – At least 1,300 Iranians remain in Iraqi prisons for various crimes, Iranian state television reported Wednesday evening.

“1,300 Iranians are in Iraq’s prisons, of which 98 percent are illegal pilgrims”, a report on Channel 2 said.

The report did not elaborate on the crimes of the remainder of the convicts.

Iraqi officials frequently accuse Tehran of dispatching undercover military or intelligence agents to Iraq under the cover of pilgrims.


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