The Three Americans Will be Tried Soon
Although a few weeks ago the Iranian officials announced the trial date for the three Americans who accidentally entered Iranian soil five months ago, the trial never took place. Ramin Mehman Parast announced on Monday that the trial will soon take place but no specific date was given.
In the past five months, the prisoners’ families were not granted permission to call the prisoners. Their lawyer, Masoud Shafii, was also unable to visit them in the past two weeks. The judicial officers have stated that the files are still under investigation. In the past few months, Swiss embassy’s officials, the U.S. intercession in Iran, have only been able to visit the three prisoners twice.
Last week, Ala’Addin Boroujerdi, from the Iranian Foreign Policies Commission said not to expect the freedom of the three prisoners anytime soon. Referring to the Iranian citizens’ arrest by the United States in the past, he stressed the possibility of this case being a political attack. He stated “Americans harshly arrested the Iranian diplomats who were official representatives against the international convention, and held them captive for a long period of time.”
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