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Iranian Jew Charged with Spying for the United States

November 5, 1980
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An Iranian Jew, who was editor of the French language newspaper, “Journal de Teheran, ” went before a revolutionary court in Teheran’s Evin Prison today on charges of spying for the United States, according to reports reaching here.

The Jew, Simon Forzami, 67, was reported arrested because of documents found in the U.S. Embassy. The newspaper, Kayhan, said that after the Embassy was seized, shredded documents put together showed Forzami had given secret information to U.S. diplomats.

Forzami is also charged with providing information about the identity of Palestinian officials in Iran and of having made frequent visits to the United States and Europe, Kayhan said. Forzami is a French-educated lawyer in addition to being a journalist. His newspaper ceased publication shortly after the Iranian revolution last year.

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