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Government in regular contact with Ghoncheh's family

ITV News has just spoken to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office about the case of Ghoncheh Ghavami - the woman who was imprisoned in an Iranian jail for watching volleyball and has today been released.

They were unable to comment on whether she was free to return to the UK or whether she was in good health.

We are aware Miss Ghoncheh Ghavami has been released on bail in Iran. We remain in regular contact with her family.

– Spokesperson, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

London graduate jailed in Iran is released on bail

Ghoncheh Ghavami was jailed in Iran for watching a volleyball match. Credit: Facebook

The fiancee of a University of London graduate who's been sentenced to a year in an Iranian prison has told ITV news she's been released on bail.

Ghoncheh Ghavami was part of a group of women arrested after trying to watch a men's volleyball match in Tehran in June. They were later freed, but Ms Ghavami was rearrested and put on trial.

At the beginning of November, her lawyer said the 25-year-old from Shepherd's Bush had been found guilty of 'propagating against the ruling system.'

Brother 'shocked and disappointed' with sentence

The brother of Ghoncheh Ghavami has told ITV News of his shock and disappointment at the sentence she has been given. Speaking from his home in Clapham Iman Ghavami believes his sister did not break any laws.

University of London graduate sentenced to a year in Iranian prison for watching men's volleyball

Credit: Facebook

25-year-old Ghoncheh Ghavami from Shepherd's Bush has been sentenced to a year in jail according to her lawyer. Lawyer Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaei said that a court found her guilty of "propagating against the ruling system". She was arrested while trying to attend a men's volleyball match between Iran and Italy in June - in breach of the Islamic republic’s ban on women attending big sporting events. The University of London law graduate was held for a few hours and then released but she was detained again a few days later. She stood trial last month.


Three in critical condition as hunger strike enters Day 89

Three Iranian women amongst a group of hunger strikers camped outside the US Embassy in London were last night rushed to hospital.

They were taken to UCL hospital in London in critical conditions with severe health difficulties. They are suffering from severe chest pains, headaches, muscular spasms, temporary paralysis and extreme weakness and breathlessness.

Hunger strikes reaches Day 89 today. Credit: UK Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

The six hunger strikers are protesting against an attack on Iranian dissidents taking refuge in Iraq. On 1 September 2013 Iraqi forces attacked Camp Ashraf killing 52 residents and taking a further 7 hostage, six of whom are women.

Six hunger strikers outside the US Embassy in London. Credit: UK Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
Ambulance arrives as three in critical condition. Credit: UK Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran