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Iran frees two Slovak citizens detained on spying charges
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TEHRAN – Two Slovak paragliders detained in Iran on charges of possessing illegal equipment and violating the Islamic Republic’s law have been released and returned home on Friday.
 
Their release came a day after Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico met Iranian officials in Tehran to discuss the case. 
 
The two men were among eight Slovaks, who had entered Iran in June as tourists, and were arrested in May for “unconventional behavior” and “breaking the laws.” The other six were freed in September.
 
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.
 
MT/PA

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