Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Akbar Montajebi and Reyhaneh Tabatabai, journalist who were detained in late January during a wave of arrests have been released on bail.

According to CHRR, Akbar Montajebi, editor at the political section of Aseman weekly, and Reyhaneh Tabatabai, reporter at Bahar newspaper have been released on bail from Evin prison. The 2 journalists are among a group of 18 journalists who were detained during a wave of arrests of reporters and news correspondents. Security agents arrested journalists at the offices of several media outlets and others at their homes. Akbar Montajabi was arrested at his place of work on January 27th and Reyhaneh Tabatabai was arrested at her home on January 31st.

Of the 18 journalists detained during this wave of arrests, so far 10 have been released on bail: Motehareh Shafiee, Ali Dehghan, Javad Daliri, Hossein Yaghchi, Fatemeh Sagharchi, Keyvan Mehregan, Emily Amrayee, Narges Joudaki, Reyhaneh Tabatabai, and Akbar Montajebi.

Eight journalists are still in custody behind bars at Evin prison: Milad Fadai Asl, Soleiman Mohammadi, Pejman Mousavi, Nasrin Takhayori, Sasan Aghaee, Pourya Ameli, Saba Azarpeik, and Ehsan Mazandarani.