Jul 29 2009 by Linzi Nicholson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
IRAN: About 140 Iranians detained during protests against last month's disputed election result have been released from Evin prison, officials said. About 200 others, accused of more serious crimes, remain in the prison. The release comes after Iran’s supreme leader ordered the closure of another detention centre because it failed to “preserve the rights of detainees”. The unusual moves show how much pressure Iran’s leaders are under over detainees, correspondents said.