The Iranian authorities have released a well-known rapper, Toomaj Salehi, on bail after more than a year in prison for supporting anti-hijab protests movement that erupted after the death of Mahsa Amini in custody.

33-year-old Toomaj Salehi was arrested on October 2022 for expressing his support through a song in which he asked, “How can a young woman be condemned and punished just because she let her hair down?”.

In July, Salehi was sentenced to six years in prison on charges of “enmity against God” and “corruption on earth.