Iranian hijab protester and her baby have been released from prison

A young mother jailed for protesting the Islamic dresscode enforced on women in Iran has been released over a month after her arrest.

The 31-year-old, known as The Girl In Enghelab Street, was arrested after she took off her head scarf and held it in the air while standing on a pillar box in central Tehran last month.

Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who had been investigating the case, said officials had confirmed that the woman had been freed over the weekend.

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