Mahdi Hossein-Zadeh

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Hossein-Zadeh, a journalist for the economic section of the reformist newspaper Hambastegy, was arrested in mid-June, according to Mouj Azadi, a reformist news Web site.

Hossein-Zadeh ‎‏was being held at Tehran’s Evin Prison, where his ‏family had been allowed two visits, the site reported. He is the former editor-in-chief of the newspaper Tawsu’a ‏and also worked ‏for Etemad e Melli, the newspaper owned by defeated presidential ‎‎‎candidate Mahdi Karroubi. He faced espionage allegations in late year, according to Mowjcamp, a news Web site supportive of the defeated presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi.