Iran Charges 7 Bahais With Spying For Israel

03/26/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Robert Mackey Nytimes.com

Last week, the Iranian state-run broadcaster Press TV reported that seven Iranian followers of the minority Bahai faith, who were arrested last year, will be tried in Tehran as soon as this week on charges of "espionage for Israel, desecrating religious sanctities and propaganda against the Islamic Republic." If convicted, the five men and two women could be sentenced to death.

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