According to a Mohabat News correspondent, Ebrahim Firouzi has been temporarily released on bail of 30 million Tomans (approximately 20,000 USD) on April 29, 2013, after spending 53 days in Evin prison.
Iranian security authorities had arrested the 28 year old Christian convert for the second time at his workplace on March 7, 2013, confiscating his personal belongings, including his computer and some Christian literature.
His family was unaware of his whereabouts for one week after his arrest. During their investigations, Firouzi's family heard from an official at Robat-Karim court that his arrest was in connection with the arrest of a number of other Christians at Christmas 2012, in Tehran.
Prison and judicial officials had charged Ebrahim Firouzi with launching and administering a Christian missionary website, distributing Bibles, cooperating with student activists and taking actions against national security.
Also, cooperating with "Mohabat News" was the basis for one of Mr. Firouzi's charges.
After his arrest, Mr. Firouzi was transferred to ward 209 of Evin prison where he was subjected to interrogation for 10 days. He was then transferred to ward 350 and put in the same cell as Saeed Abedini, Farshid Fathi, Mostafa Bordbar and other prisoners of conscience.
Since he is temporarily released on bail, Mr. Firouzi should wait to be called for his trial. It has been reported that his next court appearance is scheduled to be held on June 19.
Ebrahim Firouzi currently resides in Robat-Karim, a town 20 KM southwest of Tehran. Prior to his second arrest, he had been arrested on January 11, 2011, and conditionally released after 10 months.