Now Reading:

French teacher flies home after Iran trial

world news

French teacher flies home after Iran trial


A French teacher is on her way back home from Iran after the end of her trial on spying charges.

A jail sentence imposed against Clotilde Reiss was commuted to a large fine – the equivalent of 230,000 euros.

Reiss was arrested last July after working at a local university. She was among thousands of people detained during widespread post-election unrest.

Reiss, who stayed at the French embassy while on bail, was accused of taking part in a Western plot to destabilise the Iranian government.

She is due to be welcomed back to Paris by President Sarkozy.

Every story can be told in many ways: see the perspectives from Euronews journalists in our other language teams.

Next Article