U.S. government broadcast officials praised the return of her passport to Radio Farda broadcaster Parnaz Azima in Iran.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and its parent, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, said they look forward to her anticipated departure from the country.
Azima told Radio Farda that the deed to her mother’s house, offered in lieu of bail, will not be returned at this time “and my case would stay open for now. … I can’t make any predictions how my case will be resolved.”
She has dual Iranian/U.S. citizenship; her Iranian passport was confiscated on arrival in Tehran in January. She’s been charged with acting against Iranian national security and spreading anti-state propaganda by working for “counterrevolutionary” Radio Farda.