Mohammad Reza Omidi has been granted bail in the northern city of Rasht after paying the equivalent of $33,000, the same amount as fellow Christians Yasser Mossayebzadeh and Saheb Fadaie, who were released a week earlier.

The trio were arrested on 13 May alongside Youcef Nadarkhani, an Iranian pastor once sentenced to death for apostasy, and his wife, Tina. The couple were released later that day, but Mossayebzadeh, Fadaie and Omidi were detained.

Since 2015, more than 150 Christians have been detained by the Iranian authorities. Many are in jail, while others, including Mossayebzadeh, Fadaie and now Omidi, have been released conditionally, pending sentencing or an appeal.