French Jewish groups call for new protests for release
of Iran Jews
PARIS, June 25 (AFP) - French Jewish organizations on Friday called
for renewed protests nationwide to demand the release of 13 Iranian Jews
whose arrest on charges of spying has provoked an outcry.
They said that 13 public figures would chain themselves in front
of the Iranian embassy in Paris on June 29 to denounce the arrest of the
13 Iranian Jews.
Similar protests are planned across France.
The French League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism also urged the
French government not to receive any representatives of the Iranian state
as long as the 13 Jews have not been freed.
Protests have been held in several countries this week to denounce
Iran's action against the 13 Iranian citizens.
France has the third biggest Jewish community in the world -- estimated
at 700,000 people -- after Israel and the United States.