Iran: Shahnaz Akmali is temporarily released on bail

Human rights advocate and activist mother, Shahnaz Akmali, was temporarily freed from jail on Saturday, February 18, 2017, on a 100-million-touman bail ($30,800) until her trial convenes.

Ms. Akmali was in jail for 24 days in Ward 209 of the Evin Prison.

She was arrested in the morning of January 25, 2017, following an Intelligence Ministry raid on her home. She was subsequently taken to the Evin Prison.

Shahnaz Akmali’s son, Mostafa Karimbeigi, was shot and killed by security forces during the 2009 uprising.