American freed by Iran plans medical exam in Oman

September 16, 2010 02:50


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MUSCAT, Oman – American Sarah Shourd planned a medical exam Wednesday for the first appraisal of her health after more than 13 months in an Iranian prison, said Omani officials after the country's rulers mediated a deal for a half million dollar bail to win her release.

Shourd has stayed out of the public eye since arriving late Tuesday aboard a private Omani jet. Her mother — who was waiting at a special royal airfield — says her 32-year-old daughter has serious medical problems, including a breast lump and precancerous cervical cells.

The Omani officials gave no further details of the planned medical attention. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not cleared to brief media.

In the United States, a person familiar with Shourd's case confirmed the plans for a medical exam, but did not elaborate.

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