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Jailed Iranian activist Nargess Mohammadi released on bail

Nargess Mohammadi

Jailed human rights activist Nargess Mohammadi was finally given a temporary furlough today on bail of 600 million toumans.

The Human Rights Reporters Committee reports that Mohammadi, the deputy head of the Defenders of Human Rights Centre, was released Tuesday after three months and a week in jail.

The Melli Mazhabi website also reported that Mohammadi has been given a ten-day release to get treatment for her medical condition.

Mohammdi's bail was raised from 500 million toumans to 600 million toumans.

Mohammadi, who reportedly suffers from periodic muscle paralysis, had fallen in prison and sustained injuries to her face.

Mohammadi was arrested in 2010 in the widespread crackdown on protesters who challenged the 2009 presidential election results. The crackdown included the overt persecution and arrest of human rights and women's rights activists, student activists and journalists as well as prominent political reformists.

Mohammadi has been sentenced to six years in jail on the charge of "assembly and collusion against national security and membership in the Defenders of Human Rights as well as propaganda activities against the Islamic Republic regime."

Two jailed journalists, Ahmad Zeidabadi and Mehdi Mahmoudian, as well as jailed student activists, Bahraeh Hedayat, Hassan Asadi Zeidabadi and Ali Malihi were also given furloughs earlier this month, Rafio Farda reports.

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