DUBAI: Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi, who has been detained since his arrest last year for showing support to anti-government protests, was released on bail from Isfahan prison, Iranian human rights group Hengaw said on Sunday.
Following the death in custody of 22-year-old Iranian-Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini in September 2022, Iran experienced months of nationwide protests that represented one of the fiercest challenges to the Islamic Republic since its establishment in 1979.
Salehi, who wrote songs about the protests, was released late on Saturday after Iran’s supreme court rejected a ruling sentencing him to six years in prison on multiple charges, including “corruption on earth”.
No information was made public about the conditions of Salehi’s bail and his case has been sent back to a lower court.
Published in Dawn, November 20th, 2023