November 22, 2009 / 12:36 PM / 9 years ago

Iran frees leading reformer on $700,000 bail - IRNA

TEHRAN, Nov 22 (Reuters) - A leading Iranian reformer, who was reportedly jailed for six years, has been released on bail of 7 billion rials (about $700,000), the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.

IRNA quoted Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi as saying Mohammad Ali Abtahi, who was vice president during the 1997-2005 presidency of Mohammad Khatami, was “temporarily” released earlier on Sunday. Under Iranian law, people sentenced to jail can be released on bail while they are appealing.

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