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Cal Grad Freed From Iran Prison Releases Music Video

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Detained American citizen Sarah Shourd sits during a meeting with her companions and their mothers on May 20, 2010 in Tehran, Iran. (Getty Images)

Detained American citizen Sarah Shourd sits during a meeting with her companions and their mothers on May 20, 2010 in Tehran, Iran. (Getty Images)

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BERKELEY (AP) –  A Berkeley graduate freed from an Iranian prison has released a song she hopes will build support for the release of her friends who remain jailed in that country.

Sarah Shourd’s song, “Piece of Time,” and an accompanying music video were posted Wednesday on the online site YouTube.

Shourd says the song was one of many she wrote while in solitary confinement and sang to her fiance, Shane Bauer, and friend, Josh Fattal, when they saw each other at Iran’s Evin Prison.

The song was released to coincide with the start of the 17th month of imprisonment for Bauer and Fattal, who are graduates of the University of California, Berkeley.

Shourd was allowed to leave Iran more than 13 months after the three Americans were arrested while hiking near the border of Iran and Iraq.

(© 2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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