Iran to release Iranian-US scholar on bail

The Iranian judiciary on Tuesday confirmed that Iranian-US scholar Kian Tajbakhsh will "within the next few days" be released on bail from the Evin prison in Tehran.

Iran to release Iranian-US scholar on bail
The Iranian judiciary on Tuesday confirmed that Iranian-US scholar Kian Tajbakhsh will "within the next few days" be released on bail from the Evin prison in Tehran.

Judiciary spokesman Alireza Jamshidi told reporters in the Evin prison that the decision has already been taken and the release will take place "within the next few days."

Local and foreign reporters were allowed Tuesday to visit Tajbakhsh in the Evin prison.

Tajbakhsh, a sociologist and urban planning consultant with George Soros' Open Society Institute, has been jailed for more than four months for having links to US think-tanks which Tehran accuses of trying to topple the Islamic system.

DPA
Last Mod: 11 Eylül 2007, 14:20
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