Iran to Prosecute Authorities for Detainee Abuse
By VOA News
Iran says it will prosecute officials responsible
for the harsh treatment of detainees at a detention center that held election
State-controlled media cited a statement from Iran's National Security Council
saying "all guilty parties," including high-ranking officials, will be "relieved
of their responsibilities."
Last month, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei ordered the Kahrizak prison
closed because of rights violations there.
Meanwhile, the spokesman for a commission assessing the treatment of Iranian
detainees has resigned.
According to Press TV, Kazem Jalali denied previous media reports that he
resigned because his commission was facing obstacles to conducting its
investigations. However, he did not provide a detailed explanation for stepping
Hundreds of Iranians were detained during the post-election protests that
erupted after the disputed June 12 presidential election.
On Saturday, about 100 protesters were brought into a Tehran courtroom for a
mass trial. They are accused of conspiring against the ruling system, among
Some information for this
report was provided by AFP and AP.
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