Judge meets relatives of jailed Jews
TEHRAN, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Families of 10 Iranian Jews jailed for spying
for Israel met a senior judicial official on Tuesday to demand better conditions
for the prisoners.
Relatives told reporters they had tabled a list of demands in talks
with Hossein-Ali Amiri, local judiciary chief in the southern city of Shiraz.
They asked the authorities to double the number of Kosher meals the
prisoners received to two a week, to return the prisoners' properties,
which were seized after their arrest, and to unfreeze their bank accounts.
The relatives said Amiri agreed to the first demand but said he would
have to discuss the others with the judges assigned to the case.
``He was very positive,'' one relative said.
A revolutionary court in Shiraz sentenced the 10 Jews and two Moslems
to lengthy jail terms last month after convicting them of espionage.
All of the accused have appealed their convictions, and Amiri said recently
that a three-judge panel had been set up to review their case.
Israel has denied any links to the group, whose trial was held behind
closed doors and criticised by overseas Jewish groups and Western governments.