The former Persepolis captain had been detained for “spreading baseless rumors during the unrest on his Twitter account and encouraging people to take to the streets and join anti-government protests,” according to authorities.
Mahini talked to his friends after his release and said he was in good health, according to reports.
His freedom came a few hours after Iranian musician, Shervin Hajipour, who also had been arrested for composing a protest song following the death of Mahsa Amini, was released from custody.
Mahsa Amini, 22, fell into a coma hours after morality police arrested her for ‘inappropriate hijab’ and died three days later at Kasra Hosoital in Tehran. According to an official report, she died of a heart attack.