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Captive Sarah Shourd on life in Tehran prison

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The US State Department has singled out eight Iranian officials by name for tough new sanctions accusing them of rampant human rights abuses.

News of the sanctions comes a fortnight after American Sarah Shourd was released from a Tehran prison.

Arrested while hiking with two companions she was the only one to win her freedom and she spoke to Matt Frei about her ordeal.

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