Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has expressed regret over the imprisonment of Ali Akbar Javanfekr, the director of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) and the president's advisor in media affairs, who was arrested on Wednesday, MNA reported.
He made the remarks on Friday, upon his arrival in Tehran from New York, where he attended the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Ahmadinejad stated that he will definitely pursue the issue.
The Islamic Revolution Court and a public court had previously found Javanfekr guilty of two charges, namely publishing remarks that run contrary to Islamic principles and undermine public morals.
Javanfekr had also been barred from conducting any media activities.