Pro-Ahmadinejad former prosecutor barred from office in Iran

November 16, 2014 4:48 PM

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Court has banned an ally of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from holding public office for five years over his role in the 2009 deaths of three anti-government protesters, Iranian media said on Sunday.

Saeed Mortazavi, who was also barred for life from holding any judicial post, used his position as prosecutor general in Tehran to help stamp out dissent following the disputed re-election of Ahmadinejad in 2009.

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