Iran: Saeed Mortazavi detained as factional feuding escalates

NCRI – Iranian regime’s judiciary arrested Saeed Mortazavi, the former Tehran’s prosecutor general on Monday evening and transferred to Tehran’s Evin prison, the state-run news agency reported. No explanation for the arrest was given.

“Mortazavi was arrested as he was leaving his office at the presence of Tehran’s deputy prosecutor general ” the report said.

Mortazavi is one of the officials responsible for heinous crimes in Kahrizak prison and killing of many political prisoners; subsequent to revelation of those crimes, Mortazavi was promoted rather than being removed from his post, and was appointed by Ahmadinejad to head the Organization of Social Services.

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