Nazanin Khosravani – Mahsa Amrabadi

Nazanin Khosravani and Mahsa Amrabadi, two jailed Iranian journalists were released by Iranian authorities.

According to Kaleme website, Nazanin Khosravani was released last night from the Ministry of Intelligence prison after four and a half months in jail, and Mahsa Amrabadi was released today after being taken into custody on March 1.

Nazanin Khosravani was arrested last November at her parents’ home and was released yesterday on a $600,000 bail. She was supposed to be released last month but prison authorities have been impeding her release by refusing to accept her bail.

Khosravani has worked extensively with several reformist newspapers in the past and is charged with “propaganda against the regime.”

Mahsa Amrabadi was earlier arrested in the post-election protests of 2009 and after two and a half months in prison was released on a $200,000 bail. She has been sentenced to one year in prison for “propaganda against the regime through interviews and journalistic reports.”

Her husband, Massoud Bastani was also arrested in the post-election protests. He has been sentenced to six years in prison and a monetary fine for his role in the support of the opposition.