German journalists released in Iran
22 Feb 2011

Marcus Hellwig and Jens Koch, the German journalists imprisoned in Tabriz have been released, after the government reduced their 20 month sentences for reporting on the case of a Iranian woman sentenced to death for adultery in 2006.

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has defended criticism of the foreign minister’s meeting with Iranian president, saying it was necessary to secure the journalists’ release.

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