Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Labor activist Behnam Keyvani and blogger for the Green movement Siyamak Namayeshi were released on bail after months of incarceration.
Behnam Keyvani, a steel worker in Isfahan was arrested on April 20, 2012 on the eve of International Labor Day. Zabih Allah Bagheri and other labor activists and union members were also detained and transferred to the detention center at the Ministry of Intelligence in the province.
reports, upon detaining Mr. Keyvani, agents from the Ministry of Intelligence raided his residence and after a search they confiscated documents, albums, books and his personal computer.
This labor activist was released on October 16, 2012 with a bail of 50 million tomans.
According to CHRR news reports, on October 15, 2012 Siyamak Namayeshi, writer and blogger for the filtered Sabz Rah blog was released on bail of 100 million tomans after enduring 8 months of detention.
This Green movement activist was detained along with others in Mazandaran province during 25 Bahman mass protests.