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.