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According to BBC Persian, Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, Iran’s Judiciary Chief, appointed Abbas Ja’fari Dolat Abadi, former Judiciary Chief in Khuzestan province, as the new Tehran’s prosecutor-general. Saeed Mortazavi, Tehran’s former prosecutor-general, is known for his harsh confrontation with the Reformist Media and activists in Iran including Etemad Melli (National Confidence) paper that was shut down about two weeks ago, after it published a story claiming that those arrested during Iran’s post election violence had suffered severe physical and mental damage from rapes in detention centers.
Ahmad Tavakkoli, a senior conservative Iranian lawmaker, said Mortazavi should be tried for “illegally” closing a Etemad Melli. “I urge you to reopen the Etemad Melli newspaper and to send the case of Tehran’s prosecutor-general to the judiciary court,” he said.
Update: Press TV is now reporting that Mortazavi has been appointed to the deputy state prosecutor position.

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