Navab Ebrahimi, a popular Iranian chef known for his videos about Persian food, has been released from jail after being detained earlier this month in a government crackdown on unrest that has rattled the country. The HRANA human rights NGO in Iran said on January 17 that Ebrahimi, who has around 2.7 million followers on Instagram, is out on bail even though it is still unclear what the charges against him are. Authorities have clamped down on any signs of dissent amid nationwide anger over the mid-September death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in police custody for allegedly wearing a head scarf improperly.

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