August 28, 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.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.