Iran has released prominent human rights lawyer Mustafa Nili after five months in prison.
According to the AFP news agency, Mustafa Neely’s lawyer said that he was released on Tuesday.
Lawyer Zahra said in a message on Twitter, “My client, who was sentenced to four years in prison, has been released from Rajai Shahr prison.”
Mustafa Neli was detained last year during nationwide protests following the killing of Kurdish Iranian woman Mehsa Amini.
Renowned lawyer Mustafa Neeli has appeared in several human rights cases.
Mustafa Nili’s sister says that her brother was arrested at Tehran Airport on November 8 last year.
According to human rights activists in Iran, more than 500 people have been killed since the beginning of the protests, while more than 19,000 people have been arrested.
In February, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a decree announcing amnesty or reduced prison sentences for thousands of people detained during anti-government protests.
On January 14 this year, Iran executed 61-year-old former Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Alireza Akbari, a dual citizen of Britain and Iran, on charges of espionage.
After the execution of Alireza Akbari, Britain summoned Iranian diplomats and announced to recall its ambassador.