January 19, 2016

OUR FAKE PRISONERS FOR THEIRS:

Freed Iranians Never Boarded Flight Out of US (JUSTIN FISHEL MIKE LEVINE  Jan 19, 2016, ABC News)

It turns out that so-called "prisoner swap" with Iran didn't involve much of a swap. When given the chance, none of the Iranians freed from U.S. custody chose to return to Iran, according to U.S. officials familiar with the negotiations. [...]

Afghahi's attorney, David Gerger, said the pardon was the right decision and that his client never posed any threat.

"Right now, Mr. Afghahi is spending some precious time with his family in the United States...and probably getting the first good night sleep and hot cup of coffee he's had in nine months," Gerger said in a statement to ABC News on Tuesday. "As far as next steps, the family will be making all those decisions as soon as possible."

An attorney for Mechanic, Joel Androphy, said his client is also spending time with family in Texas, namely his wife. Androphy accused the federal government of bringing an unjust case against Mechanic, saying authorities had illegally obtained evidence.

Meanwhile, an attorney representing Faridi, Kent Schaffer, said his client has no plans to ever leave the United States.

"Mr. Faridi is here in Houston," Schaffer told ABC News. "He has not been in Iran in years, has no plans to go there, and will remain here at his home. He is an American and will remain in America."

Posted by at January 19, 2016 5:28 PM

  

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