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12/20/09

Iran Admits 3 Killed at Prison Holding Election Protesters

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.


University student Mohsen Ruholamini a protester who died while in custody

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.


An undated photo of Amir Javadifar, who died in an Iranian prison

The report said investigators found to be false earlier accounts indicating that meningitis killed the three prisoners.

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.


Mohammed Kamrani

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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