A popular Iranian singer was released from detention on bail on Tuesday. Shervin Hajipour was jailed after his song in support of protests over the death of Mahsa Amini went viral.
Hajipour’s emotional performance of his song “Baraye,” which featured messages posted on Twitter about the reasons behind the protests, had millions of views within days. The song has also been featured in many videos about the demonstrations.
It has since been removed from his Instagram account.
Massive unrest has swept Iran following the death of Amini, 22, on September 16. The Iranian Kurdish woman was visiting the capital Tehran on vacation with her family. She was detained by the capital’s religious police, who alleged she was not properly wearing her hijab.