State media: Iran ready to release American woman

September 12, 2010 09:18

TEHERAN, Iran — A senior Iranian prosecutor is ready to release a jailed American woman on bail, Iranian state TV reported Sunday morning.

Sarah Shourd was to have been released Saturday as an act of clemency to mark the end of Ramadan after the intervention of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but the judiciary abruptly halted the release.

On Sunday, Iran's state-run Press TV said the Teheran prosecutor was now ready to release her on bail.

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