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Iran's post-election committee report not to be publicized

Source: Radio Zamaneh

A protester in Tehran, July 2009

Iran's National Security Commission announced today that findings of the parliamentary committee charged with probing the post-election events will not be publicized.

Hosein Sobhaninia informed Mehr News Agency that the findings will only be given to members of the parliament.

He added that the matter of attacks at the Tehran University dorm and the recent arrests were the focus of the report.

The fact-finding parliamentary committee was created by the order of Ali Larijani, speaker of the parliament, after the outbreak of protests following the disputed presidential elections in June.

some of the people killed during protests
or in detention

Some of the members of this committee have been accused by the opposition of being party to the violations committed against protesters. Reformists therefore maintain that these individuals are also trying to destroy the evidence of the post-election crimes.

The death of detainees at the infamous Kahrizak Detention Centre was one of the main triggers for the establishment of the fact-finding committee.

According to some reports detainees were tortured and even raped in this centre.

Saeed Mortazavi, former prosecutor of Tehran, is regarded as one of the main suspects of the crimes committed in this centre.

Saeed Mortazavi

In the post-election events, according to government statistics, 32 people were killed and over 4000 people were arrested. The government has tried to justify its violent treatment of protesters by portraying people's protests to Ahmadinejad's allegedly fraudulent re-election as "riots" in the interests of the country's enemies.

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