Iran frees most detainees, Iranian employee of the British embassy
Iran's chief of police said on Sunday that authorities have freed most of the people arrested in the post-election riots which rocked the country last month. According to IRNA news agency, Esmail Ahmadi Moghaddam said of the 1,032 people detained, "two-thirds have been freed."
"Most of the detainees have been or are being either released on bail or simply freed," he said.
Meanwhile, Iran freed an eighth Iranian employee of the British embassy in Tehran on Sunday, bringing to one the number still in custody.
Ahead of the release, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said "There have been developments overnight in respect of the eighth person who had been arrested." "I spoke to our ambassador on our daily call last night and the good news is that he was told by the (Iranian) deputy foreign minister that the eighth person would indeed be released today, that the papers have been signed and that there would not be a court process or charges.
"That leaves one more in custody and all of our efforts are now directed towards getting that person out," Miliband told BBC television.