Iran protesters face second hearing

About 100 people charged over the violence that followed the disputed re-election of Mahmoud Ahmdinejad, the Iranian president, are facing a second court hearing in Tehran.
 
The suspects, including several prominent political figures, were appearing before the revolutionary court on Saturday to face allegations that they attacked security forces and destroyed property, among other charges.

They were among hundreds of protesters, activists and journalists detained in a government crackdown following the unrest, which left at least 20 people dead.

Local news agencies said that Clotilde Reiss, a French woman accused of illegally collecting information and instigating the rioters, and a local employee of the French embassy were among the 10 defendants expected to be addressed during Saturday’s proceedings.

Reiss, a 24-year-old student, was detained at the airport in Tehran over a number of photographs she took at one of the demonstrations, which she then emailed to a friend.

Others included key supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi, who finished second to Ahmdinejad in the presidential election.

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