Three Iranian Jews imprisoned on charges of spying for Israel have been released, but the last five remain in jail, contrary to earlier reports.
Sources close to the issue said Monday that Iranian authorities had granted the last five an indefinite furlough. On Wednesday, however, those sources confirmed that the reports from Iran were "disinformation."
"Free Zaidi," read signs held by pro-Palestinian students at UC Riverside during an on-campus rally May 22 organized in support of fellow student, Nauman Zaidi, who was imprisoned by Israeli authorities May 10 for entering the Church of the Nativity during the recent standoff in Bethlehem.
Zaidi, who entered the church in an effort to bring food and water to Palestinian militants, was accompanied by UC Berkeley student Robert O'Neil. Both students were freed and returned to the United States May 26.