November 6, 2014
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Masoud Mortazavi, St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2015, is the author of the fifth article in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Mortazavi discusses the ways in which professional sports have helped ...[read more]
August 30, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi
Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi has been named by multiple Iranian news sources as one of three top judicial officials who were suspended in connection with the torture deaths of three detained protesters, multiple Iranian media outlets reported Monday. The suspensions were announced last week, ...[read more]
January 6, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
An Iranian parliamentary inquiry has found that Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi was responsible for the deaths of at least three detainees involved in protests that followed the June 12 presidential election, the conservative Alef website reported Wednesday. The report alleges that Mortazavi, ...[read more]
September 6, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
Media workers and reformists are urging Iran's new prosecutor general Abbas Jafari Dolat-Abadi to remove bans placed on newspapers and to free journalists who were imprisoned during the term of his predecessor, Saeed Mortazavi, according to a letter posted Saturday on the website of leading ...[read more]
August 30, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
Iranian judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani has removed controversial Tehran Prosecutor General Saeed Mortazavi from office, according to state media reports Saturday. The reason for the dismissal is as yet unclear. Mortazavi was appointed as prosecutor general in 2003 and has been derisively ...[read more]
April 21, 2009
by Brian Jackson
The lawyer for imprisoned US journalist Roxana Saberi on Tuesday appealed her recent conviction for espionage. A spokesperson for the Iranian judiciary reportedly said that he hoped her eight-year sentence would be changed. On Monday, Iran's top judge Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrud urged a... ...[read more]
April 19, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday issued an order to prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi to recognize the legal rights of detained journalists Roxana Saberi and Hossein Derakhshan, according to a report by the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). According to the IRNA, the letter ...[read more]
July 2, 2007
by Michael Sung
The Iranian Supreme Court held a hearing Sunday in the case of murdered Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi on an appeal of a lower court order that the case be reopened. Kazemi's family argued that there hasn't been an adequate investigation into her death and urged that the ...[read more]
June 23, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Canada authorities confirmed Friday that they had asked Germany to detain Iranian prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi if he passed through German territory after attending the inaugural meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, as an observer. Mortazavi is widely suspected of being ...[read more]
June 22, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
Iran has received nearly universal condemnation for selecting Tehran Prosecutor-General Saeed Mortazavi to attend the inaugural meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva as an observer. Mortazavi is widely suspected of being present in July 2003 when Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra ...[read more]

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