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October 31, 2002
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The last five Iranian Jewish prisoners accused of spying for Israel remain in jail, contradicting earlier reports that they had been freed. Three others had been released last week, raising hopes among their families and American advocates that the remaining five would soon be freed. But official reports that the five had been furloughed Monday were an act of “disinformation,” according to Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

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