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



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    Sarah Hekmati, sister of Amir Hekmati who was released from an Irani prison arrives at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.

    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.