Iran claims Saudi embassy attackers to go on trial in July

Smoke rises from Saudi Arabia's embassy during a demonstration in Tehran January 2, 2016. REUTERS

Iran's judiciary spokesman repeated that his country “intends to prosecute” those who were involved in the January attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran, but not now.

The accused are going to be tried on July 18th in Branch 1060 of Tehran’s 2nd Criminal Courr, Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeitold the private Tasnim News Agency.

He revealed that no one was held captive in this case “No one, among the case proceeded by the Ministry of Justice, and there is no one in custody and all were released on bail.”

According to Tasnim, Iran's judiciary spokesman confirmed that lawsuits have been filed against 48 people in this case, 3 or 4 of which will be addressed by the Special Court for Clerics.

Tehran is still manipulating the trial of those who attacked the Saudi embassy six months after the incident. The Iranian Minister of Culture, Ali Jannati, announced on April 30th that all those who were involved in the incident were detained, but then the plaintiff has quickly dismissed the news.

Informed Iranian sources revealed to “Saham News”, site that is close to reformist leader Mehdi Karoubi, the identity of other perpetrators who attacked the embassy, confirming that they were militias belonging to what is known in Iran as “Iranian Hezbollah” formed by Basij members affiliated to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

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