Iranian political activist Emad Bahavar was released on Thursday December 18 after serving five years in jail for his support of reformist leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mohammad Khatami.
Emad Bahavar after his release
Name: Emad Bahavar
Occupation: Student, Political Activist
Date of Sentence: January 10, 2011
Charge: “Propaganda against the state,” “Insulting the Supreme Leader”
Sentence: Seven years in prison, and a ten year ban on political activities, media activities, and internet activities
Bahavar was sentenced to 10 years in jail in the preliminary court but his sentenced was reduced in the appeals court. Bahavar was only given five days of furlough throughout his five-year term.
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