Iran Frees Iranian - Canadian Journalist on Bail
New York Times/Reuters
20-Oct-2009 (one comment)

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, arrested after the disputed presidential election in June, has been freed on bail, Iran's judiciary said on Saturday.

"Bahari was released on 3 billion rials ($300,000) bail from Evin prison on Saturday night," the semi-official ILNA news agency quoted a judiciary source as saying.

Bahari, who has been working for Newsweek magazine since 1998, was arrested on June 21 in Tehran while covering the election and post-election unrest. He was charged later with espionage, and could face execution if convicted.

Opposition leaders say the election was rigged to secure the re-election of hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Iranian authorities have denied the allegation.

The opposition says more than 70 people were killed in the unrest, more than double the official estimate.

Rights groups say thousands of people were detained after the vot... >>>

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Good for him.

by Ostaad on

His release at this time is specially sweet because his wife is due any time and he'll have the joy of being there when his baby is born.

Looking forward to seeing ALL political prisioners freed from jails ALL OVER THE WORLD.