Iran hostage crisis: The students' spokeswoman

In November 1979 Iranian revolutionary students overran the US Embassy in Tehran and took the Americans inside hostage.

A few months into the hostage crisis a humanitarian delegation was invited to Iran to visit the hostages and to see the conditions that ordinary Iranians were living in.

Masoumeh Ebtekar was the spokeswoman for the Iranian students.

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