Source: Radio Zamaneh
Former Tehran Prosecutor, Saeed Mortazavi has been found responsible for the
torture and death of election protesters at the infamous detention centre
Kahrizak, according to the Parliamentary Committee report which investigated the
Judge Saeed Mortazavi
Kahrizak was run by Tehran police department and
in the days following the June presidential election when millions of protesters
took to the streets to protest the alleged fraud that gave Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a
new term, a number of the detainees were sent to this detention centre.
Reportedly the detainees were severely tortured and abused at this centre and at
least three detainees were confirmed to have died as a result of torture at this
Alef website, a news outlet for conservative
Member of Parliament, Ahmad Tavakoli, announced today that the Parliamentary
report indicates that detainees were sent to Kahrizak by the order of Saeed
Mortazavi who was charged with the supervision of this detention centre by the
former Head of Judiciary, Ayatollah Shahroudi.
The long awaited report was delivered to the Speaker of the Parliament, Ali
Larijani, today and the Speaker will decide whether it will be publicized.
An outside view of Kahrizak prison
Saeed Mortazavi, who has repeatedly denied any
wrongdoing, has been transferred from the judiciary to the executive branch of
the government and is now head of the Task Force against Smuggling.
Earlier Mortazavi was also accused by another conservative Member of the
Parliament, Alireza Zakani, of delaying the Supreme Leader's order to close down
Over the past ten years, Seed Mortazavi has been instrumental in the arrest of
scores of journalists and the closure of numerous publications.
His name has also been mentioned in connection with the death of
Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi who died while she was detained by
Tehran's Prosecutor's Office.
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