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Massive Demonstration At The Freedom ...
Bahrain, Al Manama
By Media Made by Bahraini People
04 Oct 2012

A massive demonstration was held at "Freedom Square," west of the Bahraini capital Al-Manama, on the 4th of October.

It was held under the slogan, “National Competencies Behind Bars, " and it coincided with International Teacher Day, as the President of the Teachers Association, Mahdi Abudeeb, was also arrested on charges of demonstrating.
The demonstration was organized by the opposition's political associations.
Mr. Jaffer Kadhum, a leader in the Nationalist Democratic Assembly, and Jalilah Al-Salman, the Deputy General Secretary of the Bahraini Teachers Society, gave a speech talking about the professionally qualified people who are imprisoned, such as the superior student who got shot by the Bahraini security forces, and the latest story about doctors being arrested for treating protesters.

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Massive Demonstration At The Freedom ...
Bahrain, Al Manama
By Media Made by Bahraini People
04 Oct 2012

A massive demonstration was held at "Freedom Square," west of the Bahraini capital Al-Manama, on the 4th of October.

It was held under the slogan, “National Competencies Behind Bars, " and it coincided with International Teacher Day, as the President of the Teachers Association, Mahdi Abudeeb, was also arrested on charges of demonstrating.
The demonstration was organized by the opposition's political associations.
Mr. Jaffer Kadhum, a leader in the Nationalist Democratic Assembly, and Jalilah Al-Salman, the Deputy General Secretary of the Bahraini Teachers Society, gave a speech talking about the professionally qualified people who are imprisoned, such as the superior student who got shot by the Bahraini security forces, and the latest story about doctors being arrested for treating protesters.

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Massive Demonstration At The Freedom ...
Bahrain, Al Manama
By Media Made by Bahraini People
04 Oct 2012

A massive demonstration was held at "Freedom Square," west of the Bahraini capital Al-Manama, on the 4th of October.

It was held under the slogan, “National Competencies Behind Bars, " and it coincided with International Teacher Day, as the President of the Teachers Association, Mahdi Abudeeb, was also arrested on charges of demonstrating.
The demonstration was organized by the opposition's political associations.
Mr. Jaffer Kadhum, a leader in the Nationalist Democratic Assembly, and Jalilah Al-Salman, the Deputy General Secretary of the Bahraini Teachers Society, gave a speech talking about the professionally qualified people who are imprisoned, such as the superior student who got shot by the Bahraini security forces, and the latest story about doctors being arrested for treating protesters.

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Editor's Picks 10 September 2012
Middle East
By Editor's Picks
09 Sep 2012

New UN Arab League Envoy To Syria;
Spain Foreign Minister Discusses Economic Projects with Morsi;
Candid Shots of the Ambrosetti Forum;
Bikpela Bagarap: Big Damage: Logging Papua New Guinea
e-Wasteland: Documentary of unregulated electronic waste in Ghana

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Shimon Peres at The European House-Am...
Cernobbio, Italy
By francocavalleri
08 Sep 2012

Shimon Peres at The European House Ambrosetti Forum, at Villa d'Este, Cernobbio

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Monti and Van Rompuy
Cernobbio, Italy
By francocavalleri
08 Sep 2012

Mario Monti, Prime Minister of Italy, and Herman van Rompuy, President of the EU Council, shake hands after their announcement for an EU-wide meeting on resurgent anti-Eu feeling in Rome next year

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Shimon Peres at The European House-Am...
Cernobbio, Italy
By francocavalleri
08 Sep 2012

Shimon Peres at The European House Ambrosetti Forum, at Villa d'Este, Cernobbio

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Giulio Tremonti
Cernobbio, Italy
By francocavalleri
08 Sep 2012

Giulio Tremonti, former Minister of Italy with Silvio Berlusconi, at the European House Ambrosetti Forum

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Van Rompuy-Monti
Cernobbio, Italy
By francocavalleri
08 Sep 2012

Herman van Rompuy and Mario Monti, after their press statement at the European House Ambrosetti Forum

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Joaquim Almunia
Cernobbio, Italy
By francocavalleri
08 Sep 2012

Joaquim Almuni, EU Commissioner for free trade policies, at The European House-Ambrosetti Forum

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Renato Brunetta
Cernobbio, Italy
By francocavalleri
07 Sep 2012

Former Minister Renato Brunetta, photographed at The European House-Ambrosetti Forum

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Nouriel Roubini
Cernobbio, Italy
By francocavalleri
07 Sep 2012

Nouriel Roubini during his press conference at The European House-Ambrosetti Forum at Villa d'Este, Cernobbio

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Renato Brunetta
Cernobbio, Italy
By francocavalleri
07 Sep 2012

Renato Brunetta, former minister with Silvio Berlusconi, at The European House Ambrosetti Forum

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Crowd at the European House Ambrosett...
Cernobbio, Italy
By francocavalleri
07 Sep 2012

The crowd of invitees at the European House Ambrosetti Forum enjoyng their lunch with a wonderful view of Lake Como and Villa D'Este

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Lunch At The Ambrosetti Forum
Cernobbio, Italy
By francocavalleri
07 Sep 2012

The crowd of invitees at the European House Ambrosetti Forum enjoyng their lunch with a wonderful view of Lake Como and Villa D'Este.

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Editor's Picks for 7 Aug 2012
Asia
By Editor's Picks
05 Aug 2012

Accused 93 Year Old Australian Child Abuser Caught In Burma
Karl Joseph Kraus, 93, was apprehended in Myanmar's Karen state on Tuesday, July 24 and transported back to the Thai border to be handed over to Thailand police. Krause had skipped bail in December 2011 for charges of raping 4 underage girls in Thailand's northern city of Chiang Mai. The four sisters ranged in age from 5 - 12 at the time of the alleged offenses. Kraus reportedly lured the young Thai sisters to his house, promising them chocolates and English lessons. Kraus was born in Berlin and migrated to Australia, working as a railway worker, until his retirement.

Lebanon Declines Iran's Invitation to Conference On Syrian Crisis
After meeting with the Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Saeed Jalili, on Monday, August 6 in Beirut, Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour told reporters that Lebanon declined an invitation to attend a conference in Iran addressing the crisis in Syria. During the meeting, talks focused on the Syrian crisis with Jalili asserting that cooperation is in the best interest of Muslim nations and countries in the region. After consulting, President Suleiman, PM Mikati and Speaker Berri declined due to Lebanon's policy of not associating with other countries' internal affairs.

Mourning 16 Soldiers Killed At Rafah Border
Egypt’s Presidency announced Monday, August 6, a three-day mourning nationwide honoring the 16 soldiers killed by unknown gunmen at the bordering town of Rafah in Sinai Sunday evening. Eyewitnesses among the residents of Rafah said the gunmen launched a fierce attack on the border guard soldiers and seized two armored vehicles, taking one of them and heading to the Israeli territories. The residents call on President Mohamed Morsi and Defense Minister Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi to intensify security at the bordering areas in Sinai.

Interviews With Family Of Soldier Killed By RPG
Interviews with family, forensic report, and death certificate of Egyptian soldier, Mahmoud Sabry Mohammed Abdallah, killed on May 2, 2012 by a rocket propelled grenade in the Sinai.

Military Funeral Of Rafah Border Victims

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Egyptian Banking and Police Officials...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
24 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 24, 2012

The National Bank of Egypt in cooperation with the anti-counterfeiting office of Egypt’s Interior Ministry held on Tuesday, April 24, a symposium dubbed “Methods of Combating Credit Card Fraud.” The meeting was scheduled in light of the recent increase in credit card crimes in Egypt due to a lack of adequate security.

For his part, Egypt's National Bank Deputy Chairman Hesham Okasha recommended to require a pass code for using a credit card, a method which is not applied in Egypt, stressing that it would greatly limit the credit card fraud in the country.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hesham Okasha:
"In Europe, they require the client to enter their code number. This is still not applied in Egypt. As banks, we should propose to the Egyptian Banking Union, that credit card use must be verified through a code number. The code number or the password is the client's responsibility. His ID card and its number and details could be stolen, but his password is difficult to steal."

Police officials of the Anti-Counterfeiting Office reported that they recently arrested associates of two unrelated credit card scam rings based out of Africa and Egypt.

Colonel Assem al-Dahish, Director of the Anti-Counterfeiting Office pointed out that the amount of money and purchases that have been stolen by the Egyptian gang reached about EGP 1.5 million.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Colonel Assem al-Dahish:
"In fact, it is the biggest gang arrest involving credit card forgery. What is of note, is that the gang is formed of Egyptians. Previously, we saw forged credit cards coming from abroad with some foreigners.” “We had prior information about the gang and its members. We have done a very good job in the investigation process, to the point that we photographed them and knew exactly where they were operating from."

Al-Dahish added that the gang had about 167 fake credit cards to use for their crimes.
Banking crimes have recently spread in post-revolution Egypt due to the lack of security and current political turmoil.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 24, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 24, 2012
Length: 0:02:39
Video Size: 131 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS
SHOTLIST:
1- Wide shot of traffic at one of Cairo street
2- Wide external shot of the gate of the National Bank of Egypt headquarters where the symposium held
3- Close up shot of the sign of National Bank of Egypt “special symposium over credit card fraud and methods of combating”
4- Pan left shot of the title of the conference “special symposium over credit card fraud and methods of combating”
5- Various shots of the symposium
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hesham Okasha:
"In Europe, they require the client to enter their code number. This is still not applied in Egypt. As banks, we should propose to the Egyptian Banking Union, that credit card use must be verified through a code number. The code number or the password is the client's responsibility. His ID card and its number and details could be stolen, but his password is difficult to steal." 7- Various shots of the symposium
8- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Colonel Assem al-Dahish:
"In fact, it is the biggest gang arrest involving credit card forgery. What is of note, is that the gang is formed of Egyptians. Previously, we saw forged credit cards coming from abroad with some foreigners. We had prior information about the gang and its members. We have done a very good job in the investigation process, to the point that we photographed them and knew exactly where they were operating from." 9- Various shots of people using ATM
10- Pan left shot of news paper title “lack of security revives credit card fraud”
11- Close up shot of news paper title “ National Bank detects the biggest African gang”
12- Various shots of clerks at the bank counting money
13- Medium shot, a money-counting machine counting US dollar bills

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Disqualified Muslim Brotherhood Candi...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
18 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 18, 2012

The Muslim Brotherhood's disqualified presidential candidate, Khairat al-Shater accused Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) of not being earnest about handing over control to a democratically elected civilian president, in a press conference Wednesday, April 18, in Cairo.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Muslim Brotherhood's disqualified presidential candidate Khaiart al-Shater:
"The SCAF does not have the earnest and real intention to the process of real transfer of power. Maybe they want a president on their side who will later on, along with the SCAF, bring a government who belongs to them. Hence, we're not going through the real change which the revolution desires and which the people revolted for." Al-Shater claimed that Judge Farouk Sultan, head of the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC), was "still loyal to the ousted president Hosni Mubarak" as Mubarak intervened in Sultan's employment at the Constitutional Court according to Al-Shater.
Al-Shater added that the SCAF wanted to have a president and government that supports their agenda as a means of recreating the former regime of Hosni Mubarak.
That is the reason, Al-Shater noted, that the Muslim Brotherhood fielded substitute presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi, head of the MB's Freedom and Justice Party.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Khairat al-Shater:
"We were careful about this and that's why we fielded more than one presidential candidate, because we know that the groups of interest seekers and many parts of Mubarak's regime are still present and running the affairs of the country and the people, trying day and night to reproduce Mubarak's regime even if in a modified form." Aware of Al-Shater's legal controversy over criminal charges handed down by the Mubarak regime, the MB fielded Morsi in case Al-Shater was barred from the presidential race.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 18, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 18, 2012
Length: 0:01:47
Video Size: 88.4 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS
SHOTLIST:
1. 1- Wide shot, Al-Shater and reporters upon the beginning of the press conference
2. 2- Various shots of Al-Shater during the press conference
3. 3- Various shots of Al-Shater speaking during the press conference
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Muslim Brotherhood's disqualified presidential candidate Khaiart al-Shater:
"The SCAF does not have the earnest and real intention to the process of real transfer of power. Maybe they want a president on their side who will later on, along with the SCAF, bring a government who belong to them. Hence, we're not going through the real change which the revolution desires and which the people revolted for." 5. Various shots of Al-Shater speaking during the press conference
6. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Muslim Brotherhood's disqualified presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater:
"We were careful about this and that's why we fielded more than one presidential candidate, because we know that the groups of interest seekers and a lot of parts of Mubarak's regime are still present and effective in running the affairs of the country and the people, trying day and night to reproduce Mubarak's regime even if in a modified form." 7. Various external shots of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo
8. Various shots of Mohamed Morsi during a press conference
9. Wide external shot of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo

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MB Candidate Al-Shater Refers to Sule...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
09 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 9, 2012

The Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater held his first press conference as an official candidate on Monday, April 9, where he spoke about his national renaissance project to rebuild Egypt, stressing the need for economic and political reform.
Al-Shater noted that his presidential campaign motto is “Renaissance, Popular Desire," claiming that he aims to revive and rebuild Egypt and its institutions.
With regard to the last-minute presidential candidate Omar Suleiman, Mubarak's short-term vice-president and former intelligence chief, Al-Shater said that he rejected any attempts of "reproduction" of the former regime of Mubarak. He also referred to Suleiman's candidacy as an insult to the revolution.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – MB Presidential Candidate Khairat al-Shater:
"Personally, and according to those I am dealing with, we strongly reject the attempt of the reproduction of the former regime's political system in a modified form represented in the person of General Omar Suleiman. We see this as an insult to the revolution and unawareness of the nature of change that happened to the life map of the Egyptian people and its efficiency."

Al-Shater added that Suleiman's nomination was an attempt of "revolution robbery", warning that the Muslim Brotherhood and all Egyptians will hold massive rallies in the streets in case of any attempt to steal the revolution and forge Egypt’s first post-revolution presidential elections.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – MB Presidential Candidate Khairat al-Shater:
"If there is any attempt to steal the revolution or any attempt of forgery, normally we and others will protest in the streets. There's no other way. We as Egyptians, not as Muslim Brotherhood, sacrificed and blood was shed not to return the one who used to be a vice-president and was prepared by Mubarak to be his successor in October. The people said their word and strongly rejected that attempt, and ousted Mubarak and Omar Suleiman."

Al-Shater noted that Egypt’s economy faces grave dangers because of the corrupted system of the former regime, illustrating that a new political system with restoration of security were needed for the advance of Egypt’s economy.
He stated that investment in Egypt, small enterprises and the private sector must be encouraged to boost economy.
Al-Shater said that his program depends mainly on several axes starting with rebuilding of Egypt’s post-revolution political system, the restructure of the Interior Ministry and the development of education and economic system.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 9, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 9, 2012
Length: 0:02:06
Video Size: 104 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Close up shot of a poster of the MB presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater
2. Various shots from a large monitor in the conference room with a large poster of Al-Shater and highlights of his presidential program
3. Pan left shot of presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater heading to the press conference
4. Various shots of Al-Shater speaking during the press conference
5. Medium shot, some of the attendees
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – MB Presidential Candidate Khairat al-Shater:
"Personally, and according to those I am dealing with, we strongly reject the attempt of the reproduction of the former regime's political system in a modified form represented in the person of General Omar Suleiman. We see this as an insult to the revolution and unawareness of the nature of change that happened to the life map of the Egyptian people and its efficiency."
7. Various shots of the press conference
8. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – MB Presidential Candidate Khairat al-Shater:
"If there is any attempt steal the revolution or any attempt of forgery, normally we and others will protest in the streets. There's no other way. We as Egyptians, not as Muslim Brotherhood, sacrificed and blood was shed not to return the one who used to be a vice-president and was prepared by Mubarak to be his successor in October. The people said their word and strongly rejected that attempt, and ousted Mubarak and Omar Suleiman."
9. Various shpts of the press conference

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Tehran ex-prosecutor Mortazavi freed ...
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
21 Apr 2009

Tehran's ex-prosecutor and controversial ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been released from Evin prison after spending almost two days in detention, Iranian media reported.

The reports on Wednesday did not elaborate on the circumstances of Saeed Mortazavi's release nor of his arrest on Monday night when he was sent to Evin, where many political prisoners and journalists have been imprisoned over years on his orders.

Mortazavi's detention, amid a brewing political fight between state branches, was criticised by Ahmadinejad as a "very ugly action".

Despite strong opposition from the parliament, Mortazavi is caretaker of Iran's wealthy social welfare organisation.

Before his post there, the 55-year-old was in charge of Iran's task force against smuggling.

But he is best known for his seven-year tenure as Tehran's prosecutor until August 2010, when he was suspended as a judge after a parliamentary probe found him responsible for sending anti-government protesters to Kahrizak, a detention centre south of Tehran.

Three protesters died in prison there, in the aftermath of the disputed 2009 presidential election that re-elected Ahmadinejad.

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Tehran ex-prosecutor Mortazavi freed ...
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
21 Apr 2009

Tehran's ex-prosecutor and controversial ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been released from Evin prison after spending almost two days in detention, Iranian media reported.

The reports on Wednesday did not elaborate on the circumstances of Saeed Mortazavi's release nor of his arrest on Monday night when he was sent to Evin, where many political prisoners and journalists have been imprisoned over years on his orders.

Mortazavi's detention, amid a brewing political fight between state branches, was criticised by Ahmadinejad as a "very ugly action".

Despite strong opposition from the parliament, Mortazavi is caretaker of Iran's wealthy social welfare organisation.

Before his post there, the 55-year-old was in charge of Iran's task force against smuggling.

But he is best known for his seven-year tenure as Tehran's prosecutor until August 2010, when he was suspended as a judge after a parliamentary probe found him responsible for sending anti-government protesters to Kahrizak, a detention centre south of Tehran.

Three protesters died in prison there, in the aftermath of the disputed 2009 presidential election that re-elected Ahmadinejad.

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Tehran ex-prosecutor Mortazavi freed ...
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
21 Apr 2009

Tehran's ex-prosecutor and controversial ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been released from Evin prison after spending almost two days in detention, Iranian media reported.

The reports on Wednesday did not elaborate on the circumstances of Saeed Mortazavi's release nor of his arrest on Monday night when he was sent to Evin, where many political prisoners and journalists have been imprisoned over years on his orders.

Mortazavi's detention, amid a brewing political fight between state branches, was criticised by Ahmadinejad as a "very ugly action".

Despite strong opposition from the parliament, Mortazavi is caretaker of Iran's wealthy social welfare organisation.

Before his post there, the 55-year-old was in charge of Iran's task force against smuggling.

But he is best known for his seven-year tenure as Tehran's prosecutor until August 2010, when he was suspended as a judge after a parliamentary probe found him responsible for sending anti-government protesters to Kahrizak, a detention centre south of Tehran.

Three protesters died in prison there, in the aftermath of the disputed 2009 presidential election that re-elected Ahmadinejad.

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Tehran ex-prosecutor Mortazavi freed ...
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
21 Apr 2009

Tehran's ex-prosecutor and controversial ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been released from Evin prison after spending almost two days in detention, Iranian media reported.

The reports on Wednesday did not elaborate on the circumstances of Saeed Mortazavi's release nor of his arrest on Monday night when he was sent to Evin, where many political prisoners and journalists have been imprisoned over years on his orders.

Mortazavi's detention, amid a brewing political fight between state branches, was criticised by Ahmadinejad as a "very ugly action".

Despite strong opposition from the parliament, Mortazavi is caretaker of Iran's wealthy social welfare organisation.

Before his post there, the 55-year-old was in charge of Iran's task force against smuggling.

But he is best known for his seven-year tenure as Tehran's prosecutor until August 2010, when he was suspended as a judge after a parliamentary probe found him responsible for sending anti-government protesters to Kahrizak, a detention centre south of Tehran.

Three protesters died in prison there, in the aftermath of the disputed 2009 presidential election that re-elected Ahmadinejad.

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TEHRAN EX-PROSECUTOR MORTAZAVI FREED
Tehran, Iran
By Mais Istanbuli
20 Apr 2009

Tehran's ex-prosecutor and controversial ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been released from Evin prison after spending almost two days in detention, Iranian media reported.

The reports on Wednesday did not elaborate on the circumstances of Saeed Mortazavi's release nor of his arrest on Monday night when he was sent to Evin, where many political prisoners and journalists have been imprisoned over years on his orders.

Mortazavi's detention, amid a brewing political fight between state branches, was criticised by Ahmadinejad as a "very ugly action".

Despite strong opposition from the parliament, Mortazavi is caretaker of Iran's wealthy social welfare organisation.

Before his post there, the 55-year-old was in charge of Iran's task force against smuggling.

But he is best known for his seven-year tenure as Tehran's prosecutor until August 2010, when he was suspended as a judge after a parliamentary probe found him responsible for sending anti-government protesters to Kahrizak, a detention centre south of Tehran.

Three protesters died in prison there, in the aftermath of the disputed 2009 presidential election that re-elected Ahmadinejad.