The Iranian judiciary has released a leading dissident cleric, Hassan Yusefi Eshkevari, after more than four years of imprisonment.
The cleric was arrested in 2000 after returning from a Berlin conference, which the authorities said aimed to topple the Islamic Republic.
He originally faced charges including heresy which is punishable under Iranian law by the death sentence.
A court later dropped the main charge and sentenced him to seven years' jail.
He was eligible for release after serving two-thirds of his sentence.