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August 16, 2009

Iran releases French teaching assistant

According to a statement released by French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s office today, Clotilde Reiss, a teaching assistant charged with spying by the Iranian government, has been released on bail. More from the BBC:

The statement said Clotilde Reiss, 24, was in good health and would stay at the French embassy in Tehran pending a verdict in her trial.

Ms Reiss was charged with aiding an anti-regime plot after Iran’s disputed presidential election in June.

She had been held in an Iranian prison since early July.

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