Behind the Scenes: Iran Releases Photographer
New York Times / James Estrin AND David W. Dunlap

Majid Saeedi, an Iranian freelancer for Getty Images who was arrested a month ago — apparently for taking and transmitting news pictures — has been released from Evin prison on the outskirts of Tehran, Getty executives said Wednesday.

Their relief was tempered by concern, since the charges against Mr. Saeedi have not been dropped.

“We understand that Majid is set to face trial on the charges set by Iranian prosecutors, and is possibly facing several years in prison if convicted,” Jonathan Klein, a co-founder and the chief executive of Getty said in a statement. He called Mr. Saeedi “a diligent and committed photojournalist who documented the reality he observed.”

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