Iran temporarily frees Jewish prisoner for her crime of visiting Israel

Travel to Israel is a crime in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Prison cell block (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Prison cell block
(photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Iran’s clerical regime on Monday temporarily released an Iranian Jewish woman who was arrested for her alleged visit to Israel.
“Farahnaz Kohan, an Iranian Jewish woman was released from Evin prison. The 50-year-old woman was detained for undisclosed period, due to alleged travel to Israel---a crime in the  Islamic Republic of Iran,” the Alliance for Rights of All Minorities first reported in English.
Marjan Keypour Greenblatt, the founder of ARAM, told The Jerusalem Post: "Once again the Iranian regime is reminding the international community of its arbitrary and illogical 'justice' system that exercises cruelty and injustice on a daily basis. There’s a deluge of daily arrests, executions and accounts of torture that we can’t afford to ignore."
"For the sake of those lives, rather than turning a blind eye in the name of non-intervention, US and EU officials must hold the Iranian government accountable for their human rights violations and cruel treatment of fellow citizens,” she said.
ARAM Iran promotes equal rights for women, religious and ethnic minorities as well LGBT groups in Iran.
The Persian language website HRA News first disclosed the release of Kohan. The article noted that the Iranian’s regime determines that any Iranian who travels to Israel can be sentenced up to five years in prison and can be deprived of a passport.
The regime is classified by the US State Department and its officials as the leading state-sponsor of terrorism, Holocaust denial and antisemitism.
The Jerusalem Post reported in December that the Islamic Republic of Iran freed imprisoned Iranian Jew Mashallah Pesar Kohan, who was detained in 2017 for visiting his family members in Israel.
It is unclear if Mashallah Pesar Kohan is related to Farahnaz Kohan.