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Saeed Mortazavi still around

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

IRNA vociferously proclaims that the Social Security Fund will increase pensions by 25% this year. The expected increase, however, is not the interesting part of the story. IRNA posts the letter to Ahmadinejad from his close advisor and ally Saeed Mortazavi, the head of the Fund. However at no point does IRNA point out that a court has ordered the removal of Mortazavi from his post. Furthermore, there is no mention that Mortazavi is currently standing trial on charges of involvement in the abuse and murder of three post-presidential election protesters in the summer of 2009 at the Kahrizak Detention Center.

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  • Published: 108 days ago on Tuesday, 2 April 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: April 2, 2013 @ 11:49 am
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