Middle East Concern, an association of Christian agencies, reports that Iranian detainee Vahid Hakkani was released Jan. 26 from Adel-Abad Prison in Shiraz.

Hakkani, one of eight Christians arrested in Feb. 2012, went on at least two hunger strikes during 2014 in efforts to protest against the Iranian judicial authorities for rejecting his appeal for release.

Six of the eight had been released before him. However one, Homayoun, was released in Nov. 2014, but has since been returned to prison to complete his sentence after having his bail conditions cancelled, with an additional suspended sentence.

“[Homayoun] was charged with attending a house church, spreading Christianity, having contact with foreign ministries, propaganda against the regime and disrupting national security,” said MEC.

Of the eight originally arrested, Homayoun and Motjaba are now the only two still in prison.