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Top aide to Iran's Ahmadinejad temporarily freed from prison
A top aide to Iran's president was temporarily freed from prison on Wednesday, Iranian media said, in the latest twist in a case seen as reflecting the waning influence of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the country's factionalized politics.

 

Ali Akbar Javanfekr, Ahmadinejad's press adviser and head of the state news agency IRNA, was sent to Tehran's Evin prison in September to serve a six-month term for publishing an article deemed offensive to public decency. The temporary leave was granted on the request of Javanfekr's family, and it was unknown how long the leave would last, Fars news agency reported. (Reuters)