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Why an Iranian Rights Violator Isn’t in Prison

Expand Tehran Prosecutor General Saeed Mortazavi speaks to journalists during a news conference in Tehran April 19, 2009. © 2009 Reuters It seems that an infamous Iranian prosecutor – someone sentenced to two years in prison for complicity in the death of one person arrested during Iran’s 2009 anti-government protests – has vanished before he could even be arrested. At least, that is what a spokesperson from Iran’s judiciary said on Thursday. “An arrest warrant has been issued but they have not found [Saeed Mortazavi] yet,” spokesperson Hojatol Eslam Mohseni Ejeyi said to a skeptical press…

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