Iran: French Embassy Staff Member Freed
New York Times / Steven Erlanger
12-Aug-2009 (2 comments)

A French Embassy staff member, Nazak Afshar, on trial for charges related to post-election protests in Iran, has been released from the Tehran prison where she was being held, the French presidency said in a statement on Tuesday. The statement also called for the release of a French woman, Clotilde Reiss, a teacher who was still being held on spying charges. The government spokesman, Luc Chatel, said that he saw some hope for “a rapid solution” to free Ms. Reiss, 24, who has been held since July 1.

Shifteh Ansari

Embassy staff, prisoner, spy, and free in 1 week

by Shifteh Ansari on

Unbelievable.  All of this happened in less than one week. 


Darius Kadivar

The IRI expects Something in Exchange ...

by Darius Kadivar on

These Mullahs are Sly like the Fox ...

Its always a GIVE AND TAKE with them.

I suspect that they will also free Abtahi and other 100 arrested just to see if they can control the opposition and dismantle its leaders.

The Key for them is to dissolve the current Green Revolution on the long run and make sure that the likes of Khatami, Karoubi and Moussavi won't represent a threat to the establishment.

I am certain the regime will ask France not to encourage demonstrations against its embassy in Paris or other demonstrations. But if they think that the French governement can ban peaceful demonstrations like in Iran then it proves how dellusional the Islamic Republic's leadership is.

So whatever the positive Outcome of this liberation we should not censor ourselves or our Outrage against this Election COUP nor express our rage against this ILLIGITIMATE Regime .