Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ali Farahbakhsh, an Imprisoned Journalist has been Released from Prison

Mr. Ali Farahbakhsh’s lawyer has stated that Mr. Farahbakhsh has been released from prison after 11 months of imprisonment, on October 11, 2007. Mr. Farahbakhs is a journalist specializing in economics.

Mr. Alireza Tabatabayi who is Mr. Farahbakhsh’s lawyer has stated that the Revolutionary Court have reduced his sentence from 36 months to 16 months and have agreed to his early release.

Mr. Farahbaksh had been arrested for his participation in a number of academic conferences in Malaise and Thailand; however the Revolutionary Courts have charged him with Spying.
Mr. Farahbakhsh is a journalist who writes for numerous reformist newspapers including Sobhe Emruz, Norouz, Yase No and Sarmaye.

Although Mr. Farahbakhsh was suffering from a serious eye problem while in prison, he had not been allowed a temporary leave from prison. Mr. Farahbaksh has spent more then 10 months of his imprisonment in Section 209 of the Evin Prison.

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