According to an entry made by Hossein Derakhshan’s sister on “Justice for Hossein Derakhshan: The Official Blog of Hossein Derakhshan’s Family and Friends For Dissemination of Information and Pursuit of His Situation,” he has returned to prison at the end of his two-day prison leave. A source close to Derakhshan confirmed the news for the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.
“It was unexpected, but finally, after months of efforts and patience, they accepted for Hossein to spend two days outside of the prison and next to us….He returned to prison early this morning. It was short. But sweet,” the entry says. The said source told the Campaign that the authorities who released Derakhshan for a short leave on an unprecedented bail of $1.5 million “tested Hossein to see what he would do if he was released.” The blog entry refers to the family’s having gone to the cemetery to visit deceased family members’ grave sites, and to have spent the entire two days together.