News ID: 8955
Publish Date: 08 August 2012 - 11:02
Iranian national Shahrzad Mir-Qolikhan has been released after five years in US detention and has arrived in the Omani capital, Muscat.

Mir-Qolikhan arrived in Muscat on Tuesday, Aug 7, where she reunited with her two daughters and her mother at the Muscat International Airport.

"This time I am looking forward to be with my mother and my two daughters that I have missed five years of their precious lives and spent innocently in prison in the United States,” she said during a brief news conference at the airport.

Mir-Qolikhan was arrested in the US in December 2007, after being forced to return to the States from a vacation in Cyprus.

Her former husband, Mahmoud Seif, had been accused of trying to export night-vision goggles to Iran from Austria in violation of US sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

She was detained and sentenced to five years in prison by a Florida federal court in the absence of her husband. Mir-Qolikhan consistently denied any wrongdoing.
 
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