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        2/6/2013, Shevat 26, 5773

      Ahmadenijad 'Butcher' Ally Released from Custody


      Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's close ally, Saeed Mortazavi, a former Tehran prosecutor known to many as the "Torturer of Tehran" and the "Butcher of the Press" was released from custody on Wednesday. 

      His release comes just one day after Ahmadenijad denounced the arrest.

      No official reason was given for the arrest but many claim is it likely part of an ongoing power struggle between Ahmadenijad and the family which heads Iran's parliament and judiciary.