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Photos: Hossein Nourinejad Warmly Greeted Upon Release From Evin Prison

Photos by Mir Hossein Mousavi's facebook -- Iranian reformist journalist Hossein Nourinejad was released from Tehran's Evin prison on September 11, after one year of imprisonment. He was warmly greeted by family and friends outside Evin.

At the time of his arrest on September 11, 2009, Nourinejad was member the communication committee of Islamic Iran Participation Front (Mosharekat) party. He was accused of propaganda against the regime and conspiracy to organize rallies.

Nourinejad spent the first months of detention in solitary confinement in Evin prison. Then on February 17 he was transferred to Evin prison's quarantine. On February 25 Nourinejad was sentenced to three years in prison. But after his appeal, on March 25 his prison sentence was reduced to one year imprisonment.
According to the law, after Nourinejad had spent half of his sentence, he could have been released conditionally. However, due to obstacles created by the Intelligence Ministry, he remained in prison. He was finally released a year later from Evin prison's section 350.

It should be noted that Nourinejad was among the prisoners who recently went on hunger strike to protest the prison conditions.

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