French academic released from Iran after 11 months

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May 16, 2010 10:16

 
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A young French academic arrested in Iran following last year's disputed presidential elections has left the country and is on a plane returning home, France's presidential palace said Sunday.

Clotilde Reiss, 25, was convicted of provoking unrest and spying in the aftermath of Iran's June election, but the 10-year jail term was commuted to a fine of 3 billion rials ($300,000). Her lawyer said he paid the fine Saturday.

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