Eighty Iraqi Jews Will Go on Trial for Their Lives in Bagdad; Charged with Espionage

Eighty Iraqi Jews will go on trial for their lives in Bagdad on charges of espionage in behalf of an enemy country and attempts to undermine the security of the country, the British-controlled Near East Arabic radio has reported. The defendants are accused of being part of a “Zionist plot” against Iraq. The Iraqi police claimed that in searches of synagogues and other Jewish-owned properties, 22 arms caches were found.

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