Tuesday, September 17, 2019 02:45


Corruption trial continues for former Tehran prosecutor

Saeed Mortazavi, the former Tehran prosecutor and head of the Social Security Fund, presented the final portion of his defence on Sunday December 28 against charges of financial corruption laid against him by a number of officials. » read more

Officials linked to Kahrizak deaths must return to court

Saeed Mortazavi and Ali Akbar Heydarifar, two of the judiciary officials linked to the torture and death of detainees in Kahrizak Prison in 2009 have been summoned to court once again because of renewed complaints filed by Abdolhossein Ruholamini, father of Mohsen Ruholamini, one of the victims. » read more

Former editor released after five-year sentence

Iranian political prisoner Mohammad Davari was released on Monday September 8 from Ward 350 of Evin Prison at the end of his five-year prison sentence. The Kaleme opposition website reports that Davari was supposed to be released today, Tuesday September 9, but was instead released on Monday night. » read more

Mehdi Mahmoudian released after five years

Mehdi Mahmoudian, a reformist journalist, was released from Karaj’s Rejaishahr Prison at the end of his sentence. » read more

Families, friends of Kahrizak victims call for justice

A gathering was held to mark the fifth anniversary of the victims of the Kahrizak Detention Centre, with families and activists calling for a follow-up into the deaths of the detainees in custody.

Mohammadreza Zaeri, who led the ceremony, said that those who caused this incident still have time to own up to their acts. » read more

Notorious former prosecutor sues officials

Saeed Mortazavi, the notorious former Tehran prosecutor and head of the Social Security Fund, who has been recently accused of corruption by the minister of labour and other officials, announced today, December 27, that he is filing a suit against Labour Minister Ali Rabii as well as Alireza Mahjoub, the head of the committee investigating the Social Security Fund. » read more

Fathers of Kahrizak victims call for justice

The father of Mohammad Kamrani, one of the detainees killed in Kahrizak Prison, said on the fourth anniversary of his son’s death: “The Kahrizak case has not been closed, and we will certainly appeal the sentence given to Mr. Mortazavi.” » read more

MP comments on sentence of former prosecutor

Iranian MP Ahmad Tavakoli commented on the sentence given to former Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi, saying: “Mortazavi’s actions harmed the integrity of the system much more than the sentence he was handed by the judiciary.” » read more

Judiciary official plans to appeal sentence

Ali Akbar Heydarifar, one of the accused judiciary officials in the Kahrizak case, told the media that he will appeal the sentence issued against him. » read more

Judiciary officials accused in torture, deaths get off lightly

The case against judiciary officials accused of perpetuating the torture of detainees and the death of at least three of them culminated with a mere slap on the wrist, Iranian media report. » read more