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Associated Press, Published September 14 2010

Lawyer: American freed in Iran will travel to Oman

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's state news agency says an American woman freed from prison in Tehran will travel to Oman where her mother is already waiting for her.

Iran released Sarah Shourd on a a bail of $500,000 Tuesday more than a year after she was detained, but authorities say they aren't considering the immediate release of two companions arrested with her.

IRNA quotes Shourd's lawyer, Masoud Shafiei, as saying that his client is in good mental and physical condition and will travel to Oman the first chance she gets.

The announcement came days after conflicting statements by Iranian authorities on whether Shourd would be freed as the process was complicated by political feuds among the leadership.


Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.