Iran releases U.S. woman accused of spying

 CBC News

Sarah Shourd, a U.S. woman detained in Iran for more than a year, has been released after bail of $500,000 US bail was paid.

Iran’s English-language state broadcaster, Press TV, did not say who paid the bail. Tehran’s chief prosecutor, Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi, said the bail had been paid to an Iranian bank in Oman.

The state IRNA news agency reported that Shourd’s lawyer said she would fly to Oman, where her mother is waiting for her, but a conflicting report said she would fly to Doha, the capital of Qatar.

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