Iran arrests more reformists as protests continue / WashingtonTV

Iranian authorities on Wednesday arrested more reformists and supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi, the latest in dozens of such arrests since last week’s disputed presidential election. Saeed Laylaz, political analyst and editor of the business daily Sarmayeh, was arrested this morning in Tehran. Laylaz, who is widely quoted by foreign media, has often been critical of the economic policies of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, reports Reuters. Hamid Reza Jalaipour, a sociologist and Mousavi campaigner, was arrested today at his home but released hours later, he told AFP. Jalaipour said that his son, Mohammadreza, was detained by plainclothes security agents at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport. Mohammadreza, a leading member of Mousavi’s campaign, was arrested with his wife while on his way to London, where he studies at Oxford University.