26 Oct 2022

Influencers leave Iran after being unable to leave for months

From Midday Report, 12:11 pm on 26 October 2022

A New Zealand couple held in Iran have escaped the country safe and well after being stuck there for months.

Topher Richwhite and his wife Bridget Thackwray had been unable to leave the Middle Eastern country, which has been experiencing weeks of unrest.

The couple were on a world trip in a Jeep.

Iran says they were never arrested. 

RNZ's political editor Jane Patterson spoke to Charlotte Cook.