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July 7, 2000
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Efforts by Jewish groups to help 10 Iranian Jews sentenced to prison for espionage will backfire, according to the defendants’ lead lawyer. “These pressures from abroad, which have taken the form of media onslaughts to incite public opinion, will have a negative effect on the case,” Esmail Nasseri told Reuters. “This is not in the interest of our clients.”

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