Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, the Iranian blogger who was arrested following the 2009 election protests and jailed ever since, has been released.

Kaleme reported on Wednesday September 3 that it’s unclear whether Ronaghi Maleki’s sentence has been rescinded or if this is just a temporary leave.

Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, who ran a blog under the name Babak Khorramdin, was arrested in Eastern Azerbaijan Province in December of 2009 and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

He was one of the 33 prisoners in Ward 350 of Evin Prison who went on a hunger strike to protest the attack on prisoners by security officers last April.

Ronaghi Maleki suffers from serious kidney problems and has gone on several hunger strikes to protest his treatment in prison and the refusal of prison authorities to provide him with adequate medical care.