Jailed Iranian journalist Saba Azarpeyk has been released on bail after two months in custody. Azarpeyk’s lawyer told ISNA that Azarpeyk’s family posted bail of 200 million toumans for her release, which occurred at 2 PM. Azarpeyk was arrested in May and charged with propaganda activities against the regime.
Azarpeyk’s mother says her daughter was arrested in connection with her investigative journalism about the mistreatment of prisoners in Evin Prison.
Two days ago, Azarpeyk’s arrest was renewed again, and her mother expressed serious concern about her daughter’s health in jail.
Previously, 147 journalists protested against what they referred to as Azarpeyk’s “illegal” arrest and they called for her release.
Azarpeyk’s arrest was also challenged by vocal MP Ali Motahari, and even President Hassan Rohani said at a press conference that he would follow up on Azarpeyk's situation.