Son of defeated Iran candidate ally killed: website

The son of an advisor to Iran's defeated conservative presidential candidate Mohsen Rezaie was killed in a Tehran prison after being detained in post-election unrest, a reformist website said on Saturday."Mohsen Ruholamini, the son of Abdolhossein Ruholamini who was a top advisor to Mohsen Rezaie, was killed in Evin prison," the Mosharekat website said.It did not say how Ruholamini was killed or when, and the authorities were not immediately available to confirm the death or comment on the circumstances surrounding it. Ruholamini was arrested in post election protests on July 9, and held in Evin, the website said."His family was told that Mohsen will be released soon. But the authorities informed the family on Thursday night about his death," the website said.Rights groups say hundreds of people, including senior pro-reform activists, journalists, academics and lawyers, have been arrested since Iran's disputed June 12 presidential vote.Defeated candidates say the election was rigged in favor of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Iran's top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei endorsed the president's election victory soon after th... >>>

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