Iran Pardons Swedes

Iran has pardoned two Swedes who were jailed last year after being found guilty of spying.

The pair were accused of taking pictures of military sites, naval facilities and telecommunications posts, and they received two year sentences, despite the possibility that they could have been sentenced to death.

Press reports in Sweden at the time said the men were construction workers in their 30’s.

A spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry said following repeated requests from Swedish politicians and family members the two had been pardoned and would be freed on Monday evening.

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