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Publish Date: 8:28 - 21 March 2020
Tehran 21 March_Iran has agreed to conditional release of a French national, who was jailed in the country, after Iranian engineer Jalal Rouhollahnejad was freed by France despite frequent requests from Washington for extradition of the Iranian national extradited to the United States over accusations of violating anti-Iran sanctions.

Iran releases French national after France frees Iranian engineerTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_According to Mizan news agency, the French national, Roland Marchal, was released on Friday after his jail sentence was commuted by Iran's Judiciary, and was subsequently handed over to the French embassy in Tehran.

Roland Marchal, who had been detained by Iran's law enforcement forces on security grounds in June 2019, was tried by a branch of Iran's revolutionary court and subsequently sentenced to five years in prison.

Earlier on Friday, the Iranian engineer released from custody in France arrived in the capital Tehran.

Rouhollahnejad, 41, had been in detention since February 2, 2019 after being arrested at Nice airport as he got off a plane coming from Tehran via Moscow.

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