TEHRAN — Iranian authorities have freed 14 people arrested at award-winning filmmaker Jafar Panahi’s home but the pro-opposition director remains detained, an opposition website said on Thursday.
Kaleme.com said Panahi’s wife and their daughter were among the 14 released late on Wednesday, adding that Panahi and two other people, Mohammad Rassoulof and Mehdi Pourmoussa, were still being held.
According to the website, at least six human rights activists, including women’s rights militant Mahboubeh Karami, were among the group of 17 people arrested overnight on Monday.
Apart from Panahi, the other five were identified as Hessam Firouzi, Behzad Mehrani, Navid Khanjani, Mansour Taghipour and Aboufazl Abedini
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