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Americans plead not guilty to spy charges
TEHRAN | Two Americans accused of spying appeared in a closed-door Iranian court session Sunday to begin trial after an 18-month detention that has brought impassioned family appeals, a stunning bail deal to free their companion and backdoor diplomacy by Washington through an Arab ally in the Gulf.
All three entered not guilty pleas during the five-hour hearing, said their lawyer, Masoud Shafiei. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal appeared in court, while Mr. Bauer’s freed fiancee, Sarah Shourd, defied a court order to return to Iran for the trial.
The Americans were detained in July 2009 along the Iraqi border where they were hiking.
Government suspends ex-leader’s party
TUNIS | Tunisia’s interior minister on Sunday suspended all activities of the country’s former ruling party amid the most serious protests since the country’s autocratic ruler fled into exile.
Farhat Rajhi ordered a halt to all meetings of the Democratic Constitutional Rally and closed all party offices or meeting places. He added that he intends to seek its dissolution, a ministry statement said.
The announcement came hours after crowds burned a police station in the northwestern city of Kef a day after police fatally shot at least two demonstrators.
Widow commits suicide over U.S. shooting
LAHORE | The wife of a Pakistani man fatally shot by a U.S. official committed suicide Sunday by eating rat poison, claiming she was driven to kill herself by fears the American would be freed without trial, a doctor said.
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