A picture taken on January 18, 2016 shows Iranians walking on a street past a building painted with an anti-US graffiti in the capital Tehran. AFP / ATTA KENARE
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An American student detained in Iran who was freed this month under a prisoner swap said Thursday he was accused of trying to overthrow the Iranian government and held for nearly a month in solitary confinement.Matthew Trevithick, who had traveled to Iran to study Farsi, told CNN that interrogators at Iran's Evin Prison also accused him of having access to millions of dollars and knowledge of secret weapons caches.The Massachusetts native had traveled to Iran in September, planning to spend four months at a center affiliated with Tehran University, his family has said.Trevithick was freed with four other Americans being held, including Rezaian, in a swap that came just as the United States and other world powers implemented a nuclear deal with Iran.
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