Freed prisoners Stefan Johansson and Jari Hjortmar

Swedes Imprisoned in Iran Home

Two Swedish construction workers have returned home after being released from a prison in Iran, where they had been convicted of espionage for photographing military installations.

The two say they were filming dolphins and did not realize they were in a security area.

They say they were well-treated in prison and not threatened in any way. Their 3 year sentences were set aside thanks to the repeated intervention of the vice chairman of the Swedish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.

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