Keyvan Mehregan, the Iranian poet, journalist and filmmaker, was released from Evin Prison on Wednesday May 11.

Keyvan Mehregan

Keyvan Mehregan

Mehregan’s wife, Afsaneh Parchekani, reports that the prosecutor and the judge agreed to a conditional release for her husband, who had been on a furlough.

Mehregan was arrested last September to serve out a one-year sentence in connection with his journalistic activities with the Shargh daily.

In 2011, he was sentenced to one year in jail and a five-year ban from journalism for the charge of “propaganda against the regime”.

Since the 2009 election protests, which led to wave after wave of a widespread crackdown on journalists, Mehregan has been arrested and released on bail on several occasions.