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    Arent Fox's Pierre-Richard Prosper Secures Freedom for American Held in Iran Prison-- Reza Taghavi Arrives Home After More Than 2 Years

    October 21, 2010

    Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper of Arent Fox LLP and Mr. Taghavi will hold a media availability at LAX upon their arrival from Tehran, Iran

    Arent Fox counsel Pierre-Richard Prosper has secured the freedom of a 71-year-old Iranian-American man, Reza Taghavi, who was unlawfully imprisoned in Iran for more than two years. Ambassador Prosper travelled to Iran last week to finalize Mr. Taghavi’s release and accompany him back home to the United States.

    Both men will hold a media availability upon their arrival of their flight at LAX from Tehran, Iran.


    8:30 pm PST on Thursday, October 21, 2010


    Conference Room on Lower/Arrivals Level between Terminals 2 and 3 Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)


    All broadcast-equipped vehicles displaying valid LAX Media Parking Permits may park terminal curbside between Terminals 1 and 2. Vehicles parked curbside must be attended at all times. All other media are directed to Parking Structure 2A for validated parking.

    Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper served as Ambassador-at-large for War Crimes in the Bush Administration. From 1996 to late 1998, Ambassador Prosper was a war crimes prosecutor for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. While working and living in Rwanda in the aftermath of the genocide, he was appointed lead trial attorney and prosecuted the first case of genocide under the 1948 Genocide Convention. He won additional convictions for crimes against humanity and broke new ground in international law by convincing the U.N. Tribunal, for the first time, to recognize rape as an act of genocide and a crime against humanity.


    • Richard Grenell: (646) 489-4490
    • LAX Public Relations (media logistics only): (424) 646-5260


    About Arent Fox:
    Arent Fox LLP (www.arentfox.com), with offices in Washington, DC, New York City, and Los Angeles, is a recognized leader in areas including intellectual property, real estate, telecommunications, health care, automotive, sports, white collar, international trade, bankruptcy, and complex litigation. With more than 350 lawyers nationwide, Arent Fox has extensive experience in corporate securities, financial restructuring, government relations, labor and employment, finance, tax, corporate compliance, and the global business market. The firm represents Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, trade associations, foreign governments and other entities.