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December 9, 2019

Hassan Momtaaz Sarvestaani granted early release

HRANA, December 3, 2019. –

Hassan Momtaaz Sarvestaani (حسن ممتاز سروستانی), a Bahai from Shiraz who began his five-year sentence in 2017, has been granted early release. He had been transferred from Shiraz to Evin Prison in Tehran, to receive medical treatment at a hospital in Tehran, and was released from Evin Prison on December 3. Mr. Sarvestaani was a teacher of Persian literature for the Bahai Open University (BIHE). He was first arrested in 2011, and was one of ten Bahais associated with the BIHE who were tried in Tehran on March 12, 2013. His sentence was handed down by Judge Maqiseh (قاضی مقیسه), a notorious abuser of human rights, on February 25, 2014, and confirmed by the review court. He began his sentence in 2017, in Adel Abaad prison in Shiraz, and was transferred to Evin prison in Tehran on February 26, 2019. On August 10 this year he was granted a short medical furlough. I have no record of when this furlough ended, but the current report says that he was released from Evin Prison.

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