Iran frees French teacher on bail

Iran has freed on bail a 24-year-old French university lecturer who was charged with spying after last month's presidential election.

A statement from the French presidency said Clotilde Reiss was in good health and would stay at the French embassy in Tehran awaiting a verdict in her trial.

President Nicolas Sarkozy's office said it had asked that all charges against her and an embassy employee be dropped.

Earlier on Sunday, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner told state television that a verdict was likely in about eight days.

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