Defiant Iran insults new Human Rights Council

Saied Mortazavi

Mortazavi, was directly responsible for Zahra Kazimi’s death

Once again the mullahs’ regime deliberately insults the international community.  This time by sending some notorious anti-human rights characters among its delegation to the United Nations new Human Rights Council in Geneva.

One character, well known for his involvement in torture and killing of many Iranians is Saeed Mortazavi, the Prosecutor General of Tehran.

Mortazavi, was directly responsible for Zahra Kazimi’s death. An Iranian-Canadian-photojournalist, who was raped, tortured and killed by Mortazavi himself in the Evin prison in 2003.  Kazemi’s death received international attention as it created a serious rift in the relationship between Iran and Canada at the time.

"His presence at the Human Rights Council is really shocking. It is an insult to the victims of repression in Iran," Lynn Tehini, of the journalist’s rights group Reporters Without Borders, told AFP.

During Mohammad Khatami’s presidency, Saeed Mortazavi, as the Media Judge, shut down 80 papers close to the “reformists.”

Another character attending the council is Jamal Karimi-Rad, the clerical regime’s Minister of Justice.

In his 25-year career as a ruthless judge, Karimi-Rad was assistant prosecutor of the Revolutionary Court, Prosecutor General and the General Prosecutor of the Revolutionary Court for Kurdistan, Zanjan and Qazvin provinces respectively, as well as the prosecutor of the Judges’ Disciplinary Commission. He has held key senior positions in the campaign to crackdown on the Iranian people, including thousands of executions especially of political prisoners.

He was instrumental in suppressing the women’s demonstration held on June 12, 2006, in the Tehran’s Rezais Square, in which more than 400 people were arrested.