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An Air France employee held in Iran for 14 months and flogged on charges that he turned his home into a “center of corruption” has been freed, the French airline announced. Jean-Yves Albertini, 42, director in Tehran for Air France, was arrested on April 18, 1985, allegedly during a party at his home attended by about 50 Iranians. The French Foreign Ministry said the release of Albertini was eased by the process “of normalizing relations between France and Iran.”


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