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Family reunions for freed American prisoners

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 00:54

New images show the family reunions for two of the five jailed Americans who were freed by Iran. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian ... finally reunited with his family in Germany. The Iranian-American Tehran bureau chief was released after 18 months in Iran's notorious Evin prison, following a prisoner swap linked to the Iran nuclear deal. He was convicted of espionage, charges his employer and other supporters called absurd. Also released and reunited with family... fellow Iranian-American Amir Hekmati. The former U.S. Marine from Flint, Michigan was detained while visiting family in Iran in 2011. They're among five Americans freed by Tehran after most of the international sanctions against the Islamic Republic were lifted. The reunions came as the chief of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, was in Tehran, meeting with President Hassan Rouhani, and preparing new measures that will give his agency greater inspection powers over Iran's nuclear program.

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Family reunions for freed American prisoners

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 00:54