On July 27, Iran released conservationist Morad Tahbaz on bail, monitored, according to his lawyer, by an electronic ankle bracelet. A UK-US-Iranian tri-national, Morad was arrested along with a large number of conservationists in 2018 on spurious national security charges. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
In an article on July 27 in express.co.uk, Eilidh Macpherson, Amnesty International UK's Individuals at Risk Campaign Manager, said: "This is very encouraging news but we've been here before and we now need to see the UK pressing hard for Morad's full, unconditional release and permission for him to leave Iran along with his wife Vida."
She continued, "As well as Morad, Iran is still holding the British trade unionist Mehran Raoof behind bars on trumped-up charges – they both to be released as soon as possible."