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Mrs. Bani-Sadr rejoins her husband in Paris

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around the World, Edited by Clara Germani / August 24, 1981


Deposed Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr's wife and 8-year-old son arrive in here Saturday on a flight from Peking, via Pakistan, and were reunited with Mr. Bani-Sadr in exile after France granted them asylum. Mrs. Bani-Sadr and the boy had no visas upon arrival and were detained for an hour before given permission to stay in the country.

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She refused to say how she and her son fled from Iran, but French officials said they apparently boarded the Air France plane during a stopover in Karachi. She was held briefly and questioned in Tehran in June.