Akbar Ganji Released
This is a bit of good news from PEN: Iranian journalist Akbar Ganj has been released rom prison this week for the Iranian New Year. The email announcement states that “Since his sentence is officially over on March 30, it is unlikely he will be returned to prison. Additionally, there appear to be no maneuverings to re-arrest him, despite his outspoken criticism of Iranian policies. His family says that his is very weak due to his imprisonment and long hunger strike, but that he is in good spirits and recovering.” More about Ganji here.