1. Various aftermath of Mykonos Restaurant where assassination took place (18 September 1992).
2. Photo of three of the murdered Iranian opposition (left to right Sadiq Sharafkindi, general secretary of the Kurdish Democratic Party in Iran; Nari Dehkordi, a translator, an unidentified friend and Fetah Abduli, the Europe representative of the Kurdish Democratic Party) The photo was taken at an "Internationale" congress in Berlin two days before the assassination (15 September 1992).
3. Court in Berlin where the Mykonos trial is being held (14 November August 1996).
4. Witness Bani Sadr at the court last year - (22 August 1996).
5. Bani Sadr (22 August 1996).
6. Still photo (file) of the three men on trial for the assassination (left to right Kazem Darabi, (main defendant) Abbas Rhayel (main defendant) and Youssef Amin).
7. Pavis Dastmalchi, one of the four survivors sitting at table (18 March 1997).
8. SOUNDBITE: (German) Pavis Dastmalchi, Iranian opposition leader and survivor of the "Mykonos" restaurant shootings (18 March 1997).
9. Exiled Iranians beside the court last (5 December 1996) demonstrating against the Teheran regime.
10. Sign "Against the Mullah regime. For freedom and democracy in Iran" (5 December 1996).
11. Protesters (5 December 1996).
12. SOUNDBITE: (German) Pavis Dastmalchi, Iranian opposition leader and survivor of the "Mykonos" restaurant shootings (18 March 1997).
13. Court entrance with police (22 August 1996).
14. Gvs police (22 August 1996).
15. Justizia statue outside court (22 August 1996).
German officials are bracing for possible terrorist attacks and have warned citizens to delay travel to Iran.
The warning was issued in advance of Thursday's verdict in a trial that examined whether Iranian leaders are behind the killings of dissidents abroad.
On trial are an Iranian man and four Lebanese, charged in connection with the shooting of an Iranian Kurdish leader and three of his colleagues in a Berlin restaurant in 1992.
The prosecution contends that Iran's powerful spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani had ordered the murder.
In September 17, 1992, eight Iranian opposition leaders were enjoying a meal at this Berlin restaurant when two gunmen stormed in and opened fire.
Four men were killed in the attack: Sadiq Sharafkindi, the General Secretary of the Kurdish Democratic Party (P-D-K) of Iran - Fetah Abduli, a representative of the P-D-K in foreign countries - Nurullah Mohammadpur-Dehkordi, a translator - and Homayoun Ardalan, a representative of the P-D-K in Germany.
This photo of three of the victims was taken two days before the assassinations.
In all, five men were brought to trial to face charges in connection with the murder.
Three - an Iranian and two Lebanese - stand accused of murder.
Two other Iranian nationals are charged with being accessories to the crime.
After a trial which lasted more than three years, a Berlin court is now expected to deliver a verdict Thursday.
But at stake are relations between Iran and Germany, its biggest trading partner and most important friend in the West.
The prosecution has claimed Tehran ordered and approved the killings.
Appearing as a witness last August, former Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr told the court that the Iranian government had approved the murders.
State prosecutors said Sadr, who lives in exile in Paris, had received information three months before the murders that President Hashemi Rafsanjani himself had ordered Sharafkindi's death.
Sadr had also reportedly passed on this information to Sharafkindi himself.
Chief federal prosecutor Bruno Jost said Sadr's evidence could lead to an investigation into the Iranian government's role in the murders.
Iranian opposition leader Pavis Dastmalchi - who was also in the restaurant at the time of the assassination - survived the attack.
He supports the allegations made against the Iranian government.
"All the deadly attacks against the Iranian opposition in the world and especially in Europe and Germany are organised by the Iranian government and the political and spiritual leaders."
SUPER CAPTION: Pavis Dastmalchi, Iranian opposition leader
Germany has been pursuing a policy of "critical dialogue" with Iran - despite criticism from Iranians in exile and Washington, which accuses Iran of supporting terrorism.
"Iran is politically and economically isolated and the pressure from the United States and England on Germany and the Europe Union is very strong. Germany is Iran's gate to the West. If the gate is closed, Iran will be in a bad position."
SUPER CAPTION: Pavis Dastmalchi, Iranian opposition leader and survivor of the "Mykonos" assassination
Prosecutors at the High Court in Berlin claim "top state officials" in Iran were responsible for the murders with the help of the defendants.
Kazem Darabi, an Iranian, is believed to have masterminded the attack while Lebanese Abbas Rhayel is accused of being one of the gunmen who carried out the killings.
The authorities want life sentences for Darabi and Rhayel and a shorter term - around 11 years - for Youssef Amin, the second Lebanese man in the dock.
He's accused of being the "lookout man" outside the restaurant at the time of the killings.
The other two Iranians appeared in court charged with being accomplices - they spent three years in custody while the pre-trial investigations were being carried out and were released on bail in 1995.
Prosecutors are calling for five year sentences for each of these two for their alleged role in the crimes.
Police are still hunting for the second gunman who carried out the shootings.
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