US jury convicts Iranian in night goggle case

A jury on Thursday convicted an Iranian woman of attempting to obtain thousands of pairs of sophisticated US-made night-vision goggles for Iran's military and police. Jurors found Shahrazad Mir Gholikhan, 31, guilty of illegally trying to broker the deal to export the goggles, which are subject to strict controls, and of seeking to violate the US embargo against Iran. But the jury acquitted her of three conspiracy counts. Gholikhan, who acted as her own attorney during the trial, said she would appeal and insisted the she is innocent. "I won't give up. It's OK. God is here," Gholikhan said in a brief courtroom interview. She appeared relieved that the trial was over.