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Iran sentences Saudi embassy attackers to jail: Lawyer

Iran has sentenced protesters accused of attacking Saudi Arabia’s embassy in response to the execution of a prominent cleric to up to six months in prison, their lawyer said Friday.

world Updated: Nov 04, 2016 19:57 IST
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In July, 21 suspects in the attack on the embassy in Tehran had appeared in court. Another 27 people were said to be facing trial but their fate is unclear.
In July, 21 suspects in the attack on the embassy in Tehran had appeared in court. Another 27 people were said to be facing trial but their fate is unclear.(AFP)

Iran has sentenced protesters accused of attacking Saudi Arabia’s embassy in response to the execution of a prominent cleric to up to six months in prison, their lawyer said Friday.

Some of the defendants received three or six months in jail for disturbing public order while others were acquitted over the January attack, Mostafa Shabani said, quoted by the ISNA news agency.

The suspects were cleared of the charge of destruction of the embassy, he said, without specifying how many people were convicted.

In July, 21 suspects in the attack on the embassy in Tehran had appeared in court. Another 27 people were said to be facing trial but their fate is unclear.

Oil-rich Saudi Arabia and some of its Sunni Muslim Gulf allies severed diplomatic relations with Shiite-ruled Iran after the incident.

The embassy attack was condemned by Iran’s top authorities, including supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.