Iran frees head of banned group: report

10:59, March 21, 2011      

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Iran on Sunday released Ebrahim Yazdi, secretary general of the banned group Freedom Movement, state media reported.

Yazdi and his party's deputy, Hashem Sabbaghian, were detained in the city of Esfahan on October 1 last year, according to state news agency IRNA.

The two men were arrested after they appeared in a Friday prayers mass in the central Iranian city.

Yazdi was also once arrested during massive protests in the wake of the controversial presidential election in 2009, and later released on bail.

Source: Xinhua

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