Freed Americans Arrive in Germany From Iran
The Americans imprisoned in Iran, including Boise pastor Saeed Abedini, arrived Sunday in Germany on their journey back to the United States to awaiting families and friends.
The plane carried three of the released Americans, along with the mother and wife of one of the former captives, the Associated Press reported. The passengers flew to a U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany for medical treatment.
As part of the deal, Obama agreed to pardon or commute the sentences of seven Iranians held by the United States. None has been charged or convicted of any terrorism-related or violent crimes, but were instead charged or convicted of crimes related to the evasion of Iranian sanctions. Six of them hold dual Iranian and American citizenship, and the seventh is an Iranian.