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A Japanese journalist was preparing to leave Jordan for home Wednesday, following his pardon and release from prison after being convicted of causing the death of an airport security official in an explosion at Amman airport in May.

Hiroki Gomi, 36, an employee of the Mainichi Shimbun, reiterated his apology to the relatives of the deceased security official in a news conference before heading for the airport. He was scheduled to fly to Japan via London.

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