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US spies stand trial behind closed doors

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 6, IRNA -- The American citizens who entered the Islamic Republic of Iran illegally stood trial on Saturday behind closed doors.

Speaking to IRNA, Swiss Ambassador to Tehran Livia Leu Agosti, said he had not been invited to the court hearing.

Sarah Shourd, Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer were arrested in 2009 as they entered illegally into Iranian territory.

Shourd was released on bail in September and returned to the US but did not attend the court hearing on Sunday.

The ambassador said that she has no idea why Sarah Shourd had not attended the court hearing.

Three Americans are accused of spying and illegally entering Iran.

Sarah Shourd was released on bail and returned to the US in September.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30226804

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