Main Kahrizak suspect appointed top presidential inspector
04 Dec 2009 20:24
Parleman News│ Dec. 4, 2009
Reports suggest that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has appointed the notorious Judge Saeed Mortazavi as to presidential office's head inspector.
The Jomhori Eslami (Islamic Republic) daily quoted the Parsineh website as saying that Mortazavi would officially be appointed as the head of the Presidential Office's internal affairs division.
Mortazavi, who was removed from his position as Tehran Prosecutor and promoted to Deputy Prosecutor General of the country after Sadegh Larijani assumed control of the Judiciary, is one of the main suspects in the Kahrizak scandal.
Javadi-Amoli resignation result of fatigue
The statement issued cited his scholarly workload and physical fatigue as the reason why Javadi-Amoli would no longer be leading the Friday Prayers in the city. It went on to express hope that Javadi-Amoli would reconsider his decision and once again assume the role.
Two more post-election detainees released
Parleman News│ Dec. 3, 2009
The PR department of the Tehran Prosecutor's Office announced the release of two more post-election detainees.
Negar Sayeh and Mahboubeh Haqiqi were released upon the request of the case inspector and with approval from Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi on Thursday.
Jafari-Dolatabadi had earlier announced that those detainees whose cases had been fully investigated, would be released.
Iran to give just six months' notice on nuclear sites
BBC News│ Dec. 4, 2009
Iran has said it will inform UN nuclear inspectors where 10 planned installations are, only six months before they become operational.
Friday's announcement came after the US warned Iran that "time was running out" if it wanted to avoid sanctions over its nuclear programme. International inspectors have demanded information on all planned facilities.
Iran has also rejected a deal suggested by negotiators to allay international fears that it is attempting to enrich uranium to the degree necessary to make a nuclear weapon. The deal would have regulated Iran's access to its nuclear material by sending it abroad to be enriched.
Under the plan, the return of the enriched uranium would be controlled and its use limited to use in a reactor near Tehran which is monitored by the International Atomic Energy Authority.