Report source: VOA
Prosecutors are charging three people directly involved in repeated beatings that led to the deaths. Iranian state media say officials admit that prison officers beat three people to death at a facility holding detainees arrested in post-election unrest earlier this year.
Iranian state television says prosecutors are charging three people directly involved in repeated beatings that led to the deaths (of Mohsen Ruhal Amini, Amir Javadifar, and Mohammed Kamrani). An investigation has so far resulted in criminal charges against at least 12 people involved in the violence at Tehran's Kahrizak prison.
The report said investigators found
to be false earlier accounts indicating that meningitis killed the three
Opposition groups say prisoners were abused, tortured and killed at Kahrizak, which housed many of those detained during protests against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed re-election in June.
The prison has since been closed on the order of
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who said the facility was not up
to required standards.
Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.
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