Iranian-American back in California after months in prison

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October 13, 2007 01:03




An Iranian-American peace activist who spent four months in a Tehran prison has returned home after posting bond with Iranian authorities, his son said Friday. Ali Shakeri, 59, arrived Tuesday at Los Angeles International Airport and has spent the past two days recuperating at his home in suburban Orange County, his son, Kaveh Shakeri, said in a telephone interview. Shakeri, a real estate broker and founding member of a democracy group, was not speaking with reporters Friday, his son said. "He's in good health," Kaveh Shakeri said. "He's here, we're happy to have him and we're spending time together." Shakeri was arrested in May and charged with endangering national security, along with three other Iranian-Americans. He was released in late September, at the same time that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was in New York to attend the UN General Assembly.


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