Iran to free "considerable number" of detainees in few days
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Iran's Prosecutor General said Iran is going to free "considerable number" of detainees in few days.
"By Friday another considerable number of prisoners will be freed," he said.
More than 1,000 protestors and dozens of reformist activists were reportedly arrested.

    TEHRAN, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Prosecutor General Ghorban-Ali Dorri-Najafabadi said Wednesday that Iran is going
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to free "considerable number" of detainees in few days, a local news agency reported.

    "By Friday another considerable number of prisoners will be freed," Dorri Najafabadi was quoted as saying.

    "We have asked the officials to free those (prisoners) who have not committed crime ... and we hope everybody's fate to be decided by August 7."

    The Iranian lawmaker, Kazem Jalali, has said that the parliamentary special committee on post-election unrest detentions has asked judicial institutions to follow the letter of the law in all these cases, and announced that 140 people were released on Tuesday but 150 are still detained in Evin prison, Iran's English daily Tehran Times reported on Wednesday.

    More than 1,000 protestors and dozens of reformist activists were reportedly arrested in the wake of the disputed election. The authorities said that most of them have been released.

Editor: Anne Tang
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