Americans Freed by Iran Are Met With Joy, Long-Awaited Reunion

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More than four years after Amir Hekmati was arrested in Iran, Sarah Hekmati was going to see her brother as a free man thanks to a prisoner swap that garnered his release along with three other Americans.

She arrived in Germany — where her brother, journalist Jason Rezaian and pastor Saeed Abedini had been transferred from Iran — early Monday.

The Hekmati reunion was one of several set to play out Monday for the freed prisoners. Rezaian — who left Iran with his wife and mother — was expected to meet with editors from his newspaper, The Washington Post, who had traveled to Germany.

An American released separate to the prisoner swap — Matthew Trevithick — was already home in Boston, according to the Boston Globe.

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