|Iran releases six detained Slovak citizens||
TEHRAN – Iran has released six out of eight Slovak citizens arrested on charges of possessing illegal equipment and violating the Islamic Republic’s law, according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry.
The eight entered Iran as tourists in June but were arrested for “unconventional behavior” and “breaking the laws.”
Following investigation carried out by relevant authorities, it was decided that the Slovak citizens be released and handed over to the Slovak Embassy in Tehran, the ministry’s statement read.
According to the statement, the other two detainees are still under investigation.
The Slovak citizens had been held on suspicion of taking photographs of restricted areas while paragliding. The group was picked up near the central Iranian city of Isfahan.
One of the released paragliders, Vladislav Frigo, said the detainees were well treated, had access to television, a refrigerator and could cook for themselves as well as getting regular meals.
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