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Tehran's butcher goes to work

Iranian jurist Saeed Mortazavi, Tehran’s general prosecutor, has been put in charge of interrogating jailed protesters and opposition members involved in demonstrations against the rigged June 12 presidential election.

Mortazavi played a direct role in the torture and murder of Canadian Zahra Kazemi while she was in Iranian custody in 2003. I wrote about Kazemi’s murder in detail after traveling to Iran in 2004 to secretly meet with Iranian democratic activists who were jailed with her. That article can be found here.