Publishe Date: 1:03 PM - 8/8/2012 | Print

Innocent Iranian Prisoner Freed from US Jail

Politics - Shahrzad Mir-Qolikhan, an innocent Iranian woman held in the US jails for the last five years, was released and arrived in Masqat airport on Wednesday.

"This time I am looking forward to be with my mother and my two daughters that I have missed five years of their precious lives and spent innocently in prison in the United States," Mir-Qolikhan said during a press conference at the Omani airport.

She was reunited with her two daughters and her mother at the VIP lounge of Masqat International Airport on Wednesday.

More than 60 Iranian nationals are being held in US prisons, 11 of them on political grounds and without any proof or evidence.

Among the Iranian prisoners in the United States are Amir Hossein Ardebili, extradited to the US by Georgia, and Shahrzad Mir-Qolikhan, arrested under false charges.

Shahrzad was arrested in the US in December 2007 after being forced to return to the United States from a vacation in Cyprus.

Her former husband, Mahmoud Seif, had allegedly tried to export night-vision goggles to Iran from Austria. However, she was detained and sentenced to five years in prison by a Florida federal court in the absence of her husband.
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