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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Jasson Rezaian and Saeed Abedini among prisoners freed by Iran: report

Tehran (AFP) - Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post's Tehran correspondent, and Saeed Abedini, a pastor from Idaho, are among four dual Iranian nationals freed by Iran, the Fars News Agency reported Saturday.

Rezaian and Abedini are both Iranian-American citizens. Iran's judiciary did not name the four dual-nationals who were released as part of a prisoner swap.

But Fars, citing its judicial reporter, said Rezaian and Abedini were two of the four set free.

Seven Iranian prisoners held in the United States will be freed in exchange for the release of the four Iranian-American nationals, an informed source told state television.