Ahmad Zeidabadi, a jailed Iranian journalist who reached the end of his prison term on Thursday May 21, was immediately transferred to Gonabad to serve out the exile portion of his sentence.
The Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) reports that the cost of traveling to Gonabad and living there must be paid by Zeidabadi. Gonabad is located in Khorasan Razavi Province in northeastern Iran.
Zeidabadi was head of the Iranian alumni activist group Tahkim-e Vahdat and was arrested in June of 2009 during the crackdown on progressive figures that followed that year’s controversial presidential election, which was challenged by reformist candidates and mass protests.
Zeidabadi was sentenced to six years in jail, five years in exile to Gonabad and a lifetime ban from political and media activities.