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Jailed journalist released in Tehran

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Amirali Allamehzadeh

Journalist Amirali Allamehzadeh has been released after 95 days in Evin Prison.

The Human Rights House of Iran reports that Allamehzadeh was released on Wednesday on bail.

He was arrested in September in Tehran and transferred to Section 2-Aleph of Evin Prison, which is under the supervision of Revolutionary Guards.

Allamehzadeh’s family and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran had expressed grave concern for his well-being during his detention, and his sister has said he was being pressured to make false confessions.

Ever since the controversial 2009 presidential elections in Iran, journalists have been repeatedly targeted for persecution, arrests and imprisonment.