TEHRAN, April 10, (AFP): The Toronto-based Iranian filmmaker Mostafa Azizi has been released in Tehran one year into a eight year prison term, according to his family, having been convicted of spreading anti-regime propaganda. “#Breaking: My father was included in an amnesty and has been released. Yohooooo!,” the filmmaker’s son, Arash, wrote on his verified Twitter account late Saturday.
“Thanks for all those who were with us in these tough times.” Parastoo Azizi, Arash’s Torontobased sister, confirmed the release of her 54-year-old father on Facebook. “Finally after more than a year of nightmares!! After more than a year of struggles!! We shall sleep calm tonight!!! My father is free!,” she posted, alongside a screen shot of her smartphone bearing a picture of him.