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Released Iranian film-maker to arrive home soon

Tehran, July 11, IRNA-Iranian Film-maker Farshid Faraji, who has recently been released from US prison in Iraq, is expected to arrive in Iran within the next 48 hours, his mother said here Monday.

Iranian-born film-maker, Cyrus Kar, and his cameraman Farshid Faraji were detained on May 17 near Baghdad by US troops and were released 53 days later, the Society of Iranian Youth Cinema reported.

According to the report, Faraji informed his family over phone on July 9 that he and his colleague Kar had been released and that they were staying in a hotel in Baghdad.

Faraji and Kar had traveled to Iraq to work on a documentary film titled 'In Search of Cyrus the Great' in archaeological sites in Iraq.

... Payvand News - 7/11/05 ... --

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