August 30, 2009

KHAMENEI STRIKES BACK:

Tehran Prosecutor Sacked (Muhammad Sahimi, 8/29/09, Tehran Bureau)

Hojjatoleslam Sadegh Larijani, the new chief of the judiciary, has fired Saeed Mortazavi, the notorious Prosecutor General of Tehran and of the Revolutionary Court. Larijani has appointed Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi to replace him.

Mortazavi was responsible for the arrest and torture of many journalists, young bloggers, human rights advocates, political activists and reformist leaders. He was behind the closure of more than 200 newspapers, weeklies, and monthlies.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 30, 2009 9:11 AM
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