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Former White Plains High School student and four others return to U.S. after Iranian detention

Siamak Namazi, who once lived in Westchester County, was joined with family and friends on U.S. soil early this morning.

News 12 Staff

Sep 19, 2023, 12:27 PM

Updated 272 days ago

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A former White Plains High School student and four fellow prisoners have returned to U.S. soil after being held in Iran.
Their plane touched down at Dulles International Airport in the Washington area before 6 a.m. today.
Siamak Namazi, who once lived in Westchester County, was joined with family and friends on U.S. soil early this morning.
Namazi was wrongfully detained in Iran after getting arrested there back in 2015 on spying charges.
Iranian American environmentalist Morad Tahbaz, hailing from Weston, Connecticut, was also among those arrested and charged with spying.
Iran released the five prisoners as part of a deal negotiated with the White House.


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