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July 12, 2000
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The leader of Berlin’s Jewish community attacked Iran’s sentencing of 10 Jews on charges of spying for Israel. Andreas Nachama called on the German government to appeal to the visiting president of Iran, Mohammad Khatami, for their release. “Justice has been misused for political goals, which harms human rights,” Nachama told Reuters. U.S. Jewish groups had tried unsuccessfully to convince Germany to cancel Khatami’s visit.

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