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17 August 2017 15:40 (South Africa)

Iran to release female hiker

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Sarah Shourd, one of three Americans held in Iran for more than a year after straying across the border while hiking in Iraq, will be released on Saturday, the Iranian government announced on Friday. Her release is a “a gesture of clemency” to mark the ending of the holy Islamic fast of Ramadan. However, this clemency doesn't extend to the two male hikers who were arrested with her, who will remain in jail. Read more: The Washington Post, Bloomberg

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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