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Iran - Supreme Leader and president order media persecutor's release

Reporters without borders
After being arrested and held overnight in Tehran's Evin prison, former Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi was released yesterday following a meeting between judiciary chief Sadegh Amoli Larijani and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who clearly ordered his release. Reporters Without Borders had repeatedly requested Mortazavi's arrest for the crimes that he and people under his orders have committed against journalists in Iran, but that was not the reason for his arrest on 4 February. He was not (...)

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