German prisoner released in Iran

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13 March 2007, Berlin (dpa) - A German national jailed in Iran since 2005 was freed Monday, German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier said. Donald Klein, who was arrested after straying into territorial waters during a fishing expedition on November 29, 2005, had been sentenced to 18 months in prison. The French skipper of the boat Stephane Lherbier who was arrested and imprisoned along with Klein was released on February 25. The pair were granted clemency by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei. Kl

13 March 2007

Berlin (dpa) - A German national jailed in Iran since 2005 was freed Monday, German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier said.

Donald Klein, who was arrested after straying into territorial waters during a fishing expedition on November 29, 2005, had been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

The French skipper of the boat Stephane Lherbier who was arrested and imprisoned along with Klein was released on February 25.

The pair were granted clemency by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei.

Klein was safe and in the care of the German diplomatic service, the foreign ministry said.

DPA

Subject: German news

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