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Iran authorities confirm location of detained November 4 protesters

Report Source: Radio Zamaneh

Concerns over the transference of detained protesters of November 4 demonstrations to the undesirable detention centre in Varamin was put to rest by Sohrab Soleymani, head of Tehran prisons. Mr. Soleymani told Mehr news agency that "Khoreyn" detention centre is only used for the "general criminals of the area" and there are 40 to 50 female criminals at this site and neither of them was arrested on November 4th.

On November 4th, 109 people were arrested and over 40 of them were released on bail. The rest are reportedly transferred to Evin Prison.

Protesters once again took to the streets of Tehran and other cities on November 4 to protest what they see as an illegitimate government imposed on them through a coup in June 2009.

From the start of protests against the alleged fraud in the election, over four thousand people have been arrested. Police claims under 400 of those are still in custody. The arrest of these people which also include a group of prominent political and social activists has been contested by reformist clerics and human rights groups.

The government appointed committee in charge of following up on the situation of these detainees has issued no reports except for denying Mehdi Karroubi's allegations that some of the detainees were raped by prison officials.

A protester shows victory sign to the police

Human Rights Watch announced last week that they have concrete evidence that rape of detainees in the post-election arrests in Iran has occurred and expressed concerns that the government intentionally neglected the evidence.

International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH) has also expressed concern over possible torture of members of university alumni group, Advar-e Tahkim-e Vahdat detainees.

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