Iran’s Notorious ‘Butcher of Journalists’ Former Prosecutor Arrested

Feb. 10. 2012: Iran’s national flags are seen on a square in Tehran a day before the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. (Reuters)

(Fox News)—Many Iranians inside Iran and abroad are celebrating the timely announcement of Tehran’s former prosecutor, nicknamed “Butcher of Journalists,” Saeed Mortazavi’s arrest by Iranian judiciary today — a man known for his cruel torture and mass murder of political prisoners and journalists.

According to a report by Fars News Agency, Iran’s state-run news platform, Mortazavi was taken into custody as he was leaving his office in Tehran and transferred to the notoriously brutal Evin Prison; ironically where he would send off many prisoners to be tortured.

No charges have been publicly announced, according to the report.

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