Tehran's former chief prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi seen October 8, 2008. (AFP Photo)
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Tehran's notorious former chief prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi, whose role in curbing dissent has been condemned by human rights groups for years, has been sentenced to 135 lashes on charges related to a corruption trial, Iranian media reported Wednesday.In 2010, Human Rights Watch described Mortazavi as a "serial human rights abuser".Mostafa Turk Hamedani, an attorney for the plaintiffs in the Social Security Organization case, said Wednesday the sentence was too light for the charges that Mortazavi faced.Mortazavi, 49, served as prosecutor general in Tehran from 2003 until 2009 and was the head of the capital's Revolutionary Court for a few years prior to that posting.
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