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Iranian journalist Sina Motallebi released from jail

Tehran, May 13, IRNA -- The Iranian journalist and cinema critic, Sina Motallebi, was released from jail after posting 300 million rials of bail on Monday, his wife told IRNA.

Police detained him last month reportedly in connection with the interviews he had made with foreign media. The journalist is now awaiting trial.

According to an informed source, Motallebi has accepted some of the charges, while rejecting others during interrogations in detention.

His wife, Farnaz Qazizadeh, refused to give details about the circumstances of the case since "the file is at the initial phase of probe".

Iranian courts have shut down scores of newspapers and charged several journalists for publishing materials which have been deemed false and intriguing to the public opinion.

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