TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s state TV says prosecutors have accused a close ally of the Iranian president of involvement in the deaths of detainees during unrest after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed re-election nearly four years ago.
The allegations against Saeed Mortazavi, a former Tehran prosecutor, are the latest potential political troubles for Ahmadinejad. Many of the president’s allies have been detained or weakened during power struggles with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
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