Now back in the United States, Sarah says she still doesn't feel completely free because she never expected to go home without Shane and Josh. She says she draws strength from her determination to do the right thing.

"I just need to keep up with my pleas to the Iranian government and the religious leaders to show the same humanitarian gesture, the same compassion, for my friends," Sarah says, "Because they don't deserve to be there one minute longer than I do. They committed no crime."

Sarah says the Iranian judge told her that she was released on bail because she was in solitary confinement, which is a more difficult sentence, and also because she is a woman.


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