Iran to release prominent reformist from jail

Prominent Iranian reformist Saeed Hajjarian will be released from jail Wednesday, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported. A spokesman for Iran’s courts announced Hajjarian’s release, prompted by a recent order by Iran’s judicial chief to expedite the processing of files for all those arrested in post-election demonstrations, Fars said. According to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Hajjarian, a reformist journalist and former adviser to President Mohammed Khatami, was detained in Tehran’s Evin prison on June 15.