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French teacher flies home after Iran trial

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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.