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Iran: Top Official Should Face Justice for Rights Abuses

Email Any criminal investigation against Saeed Mortazavi, the former Tehran Prosecutor General, should include the serious human rights abuses of which he has been accused and conclude speedily and transparently, leading to a prosecution if the evidence implicates him in crimes. Mortazavi, now head of Iran’s Social Security Organization, is accused of involvement in the deaths, torture, and arbitrary detention of dozens of protesters following the disputed presidential poll in 2009 and other rights abuses perpetrated over more than 12 years. He was arrested and then released on February 6. …

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