Mohammad Tavasoli

Mohammad Tavasoli, the head of the political office of the Freedom Movement of Iran party, has been temporarily released after seven months in prison.

Tavasoli was arrested last November in connection with a letter signed by 143 political and social activists addressed to former president Mohammad Khatami.

The letter announced that the signatories saw little chance that the people’s votes would be respected or that the people could have a free and fair parliamentary election.

Tavasoli’s wife has reported that he is suffering from dire health conditions and that she is gravely concerned for his well-being.

Some opposition news outlets had indicated that Tavasoli was threatened with death in the prison infirmary.