Ally of Iran's Ahmadinejad freed from prison

A once-feared Iranian prosecutor at the centre of a confrontation between two of the Islamic Republic's most powerful figures was freed on Wednesday, state news agency IRNA said, two days after he was arrested without explanation.


The former prosecutor, Saeed Mortazavi, was detained shortly after his political ally, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, publicly accused Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani's family of attempting to use their prominence for financial gain. (AP)