April 18, 2014
PARIS (AP) - President Nicolas Sarkozy's office says a French Embassy employee on trial in Iran has been freed from prison.
A statement says Sarkozy has spoken with Nazak Afshar since her
The statement Tuesday said Sarkozy now wants the speedy release
of another French person on trial, 24-year-old academic Clotilde Reiss.
Sarkozy also wants the charges against Afshar, a French-Iranian
citizen, to be dropped.
Sarkozy thanked the European Union as well as friends - including Syria - "who provided their support in this first phase."
Reiss was arrested July 1. Afshar's arrest became known to France only when she appeared in court last week.
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