NCRI – The following is a statement issued by the Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran on June 20, 2006:
Yesterday, Saeed Mortazavi, the Prosecutor General of Tehran went to Geneva to attend the ongoing session of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council.
At the time of Mohammad Khatami’s presidency, Saeed Mortazavi, in his capacity as the Media Judge, shut down 80 papers close to the “reformists” and was directly involved in all the crimes of the recent years against the Iranian people. Last fall, he ordered the implementation of the sweeping “Zafar” plan in Tehran in which 2,000 young people in different districts were arrested and imprisoned. In the winter of 2006, he was responsible for crackdown on the Tehran’s Transit workers who went on strike for their overdue wages.
On November 16, 2003, the Canadian government blamed Mortazavi for Zahra Kazimi’s death. An Iranian-Canadian-photojournalist was raped and killed under tortured while in custody in the notorious Evin Prison.
Saeed Mortazavi is a criminal against humanity by all standards and should not be allowed into the current session of the Human Rights Council as this would be a disgrace to entire humanity as well as an insult to all international human rights bodies. The Iranian Resistance calls on the Human Rights Council to expel Mortazavi and demands that the Swiss judiciary arrest him and turn him over to the International Court for Justice.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
June 20, 2006