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Tuesday, July 04, 2006


Tehran, 4 July (AKI) - Ramin Jahanbeglu, an interationally renowned Iranian intellectual arrested in May, has been formally charged with espionage by Iran's intelligence ministry. Another well known Iranian dissident, Akbar Ganji has called on Iranians worldwide to go on a hunger strike on 14-16 July to protest against the detention of Jahanbeglu and other political prisoners.

Intelligence minister Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi has formally accused the Iranian dissident of being a "spy for foreign powers" and of working to organize a revolution in Iran.

The minister said Jahanbeglu was organizing a revolution on behalf of the United States.

Akbar Ganji, who was released in March after spending six years in jail, has also called for the release of another two jailed dissidents: Ahmad Mussawi Khiniah, a former editor of the Salam daily closed in 1999, who was arrested on 12 June at a pro-women's rights rally; and Mansour Ossanlu, the founder and president of Iran's first independent union.

Ossanlu was arrested in November last year after public transport workers staged an unprecedented strike.
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