Saturday, June 24, 2006

Saturday June 24,2006
News update- Gooya Newsonline reporting from Radio Farda:
Maryam Aghvami

Said Mortazavi the judge of press court 1410 and a suspect in the murder case of Zahra Kazemi has returned to Tehran !

The Iranian delegate to the opening session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on the evening of Friday June 23 ,2006 have returned to Tehran. Mr. Jamal Karimirad minister of justice in his last day of presence in Geneva in a press conference in the office of Islamic Republic representative attended and have said: " I'm sorry that Canada does interferes into the internal affairs of other countries" . He said : "Accusation by Canada's minister of foreign affairs about Mr. Said Mortazavi is utterly untruth and Canada by doing this has moved out of diplomatic and international law ". Mr. Karimirad on the role of Mortazavi in the death of Ms. Kazemi said: " These allegations are utterly untruth and is made by western press" . He said : "The case of Zahra Kazemi have been reviewed by the Islamic Republic laws and it will be continued to be reviewed yet ".

Said Mortazavi has participated only in the first opening day of the session and havn't been seen by anyone in any other places. It has been said that Mr. Mortazavi have gone to Bern and from there he went to Geneva and then he returned to Iran.

Mr. Mortazavi and Jamal Karimirad were the Islamic Republic's delegate to Geneva and Mr. Mortazavi was supposed to address to the session but because of the pressure by the human rights groups was unable to deliver his speech and instead of him Mr. M. Motaki the foreign minster red his speech .

In Mr. Karimirad press conference most of the questions were about Mr. Mortazavi's role in the death of Zahra Kazemi and when asked about Mr. Ramin Jahanbegloo ( An Iranian scholar who have been arrested recently ) he replied " His charges are security issues and he has right to lawyer ".

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