Source: Radio Zamaneh
Saeed Mortazavi, former prosecutor of Tehran
reacted to the parliamentary report that found him the chief culprit in the
numerous cases of detainee mistreatment in the post election events, in a letter
to Speaker of the Parliament Ali Larijani. He described the report "vague and
erroneous" which according to him has created "misunderstandings in the media."
Lat week the Parliamentary Probe's report was
read in the House announcing that Saeed Mortazavi was responsible for
transferring post-election detainees to Kahrizak jail where detainees were
tortured and even beaten to death.
In his letter, Mortazavi claims the media is distorting the reports and stands
by his decision to transfer 147 detainees to Kahrizak. He claims most of them
were "hooligans who had threatened public order and security, destroyed
transportation vehicles, stabbed police with knives and machetes and set fire to
Saeed Mortazavi also claims that he was on vacation the whole time that the 147
detainees were being kept at Kahrizak so if the special judge in charge of their
cases has neglected his duties then he will have to be held accountable.
He adds that he had given orders that the "educated" should not be transferred
to Kahrizak and the seven educated detainees that were sent there were at fault
themselves for hiding their true identity.
Iranian Judiciary has announced that the three people who were killed due to
beatings at Kahrizak were victims of first degree murder.
Mortazavi says: "It is not fitting that the
mental security and reputation of judges becomes the target of poisoned
propaganda and libel in the media without any legal foundation."
He claims the "anti-Revolutionary" elements are taking advantage of this report
to take revenge from him for his years of service as a judge.
Saeed Mortazavi's letter comes at a time when the parliamentary report has been
sent to the judiciary to proceed with legal action.
Parviz Sarvari, head of parliamentary Probe Committee when asked about
Mortazavi's letter maintained: "The committee's reports is documented and our
investigation according to the available documents is undeniable. Once a court
proceeding is set up, Mr. Mortazavi can present his own evidence."
Kahrizak jail was closed down by the order of the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah
Khamenei, after reports of detainees being killed there reached the public.
Saeed Mortazavi, a staunch Ahmadinejad supporter, was soon transferred from the
prosecutor's office and is currently head of a task force fighting smuggling of
narcotics and other goods.
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