Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr.7
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Former Iranian prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi was summoned to court over involvement in 2009 Kahrizak prison incidents.
The trial will be held on April 25, Iran’s IRNA news agency reported on April 7.
Mortazavi is allegedly the key figure behind the Kahrizak prison incidents. A parliamentary report issued on January 10, 2010 found Mortazavi, who was the Tehran prosecutor general at the time, responsible for sending 147 inmates, charged with involvement in the political unrest after the presidential election of June 2009, to Tehran's substandard Kahrizak detention center on July 9, 2009.
In 2011, Tehran's Court dismissed Mortazavi after a series of tragic incidents in the prison.
The Iranian parliament issued a report in Dec. 2013 after investigating the Social Security Organization, according to which the organization’s former head, Mortazavi was indicted of billions of rials of financial fraud.
MPs Alireza Mahjoub, Ahmad Tavakkoli, Alireza Zakani, Nader Qazipour, and Hossein Dehdashti sent a letter on April 6 to Iran’s parliament speaker Ali Larijani, calling him to expedite the process to issue a verdict for Mortazavi.
Mortazavi was banned for life from holding any judicial posts over involvement in 2009 Kahrizak prison incidents. Iran's Supreme Court also has banned Mortazavi from holding governmental jobs for five years.
Mohsen Ruholamini, Amir Javadifar and Mohammad Kamrani were the three of the prisoners reported to have died from torture at the Kahrizak prison.
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