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Iran: US resident imprisoned on spying charges released after four years00:53

Iran: US resident imprisoned on spying charges released after four years

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
June 11, 2019 at 12:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iran's judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Esmaili announced that Lebanese IT expert Nizar Zakka will be released while speaking at a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday.

"His behaviour was good and acceptable during the period of imprisonment and the prison management confirmed it. By the president's request and Hezbollah's confirmation, it is assured that he will not commit any crimes and our court today agreed on Mr. Nizar Zakka's release on parole and he will be handed to the Lebanese representatives," he said.

Esmaili added: "It is done in a complete judicial process and no political issues or exchanging issues have been considered in this regard."

Zakka, who has permanent US residency, was imprisoned in Iran in 2015 on spying charges after attending a conference in the country by invitation of Tehran's government.

As confirmed by the spokesman, Zakka will be handed over to Lebanese officials.

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Iran's judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Esmaili announced that Lebanese IT expert Nizar Zakka will be released while speaking at a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday.

"His behaviour was good and acceptable during the period of imprisonment and the prison management confirmed it. By the president's request and Hezbollah's confirmation, it is assured that he will not commit any crimes and our court today agreed on Mr. Nizar Zakka's release on parole and he will be handed to the Lebanese representatives," he said.

Esmaili added: "It is done in a complete judicial process and no political issues or exchanging issues have been considered in this regard."

Zakka, who has permanent US residency, was imprisoned in Iran in 2015 on spying charges after attending a conference in the country by invitation of Tehran's government.

As confirmed by the spokesman, Zakka will be handed over to Lebanese officials.

RESTRICTIONS: NO Access Israel Media/Persian Language TV Stations Outside Iran/Strictly No Access BBC Persian/VOA Persian/Manoto-1 TV/Iran International

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