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Another vicitm of torture at Iran's notorious Kahrizak prison identified


Source: Radio Zamaneh

Abdolhosein Ruholamini revealed the identity of another Kahrizak torture victim and called for the resignation of Saeed Mortazavi, former Tehran Prosecutor. Abdolhosein Ruholamini is the father of Mohsen Ruholamini, another Kahrizak victim. He announced that Ramin Aghazadeh Ghahremani is the fourth detainee who died from the severe injuries he suffered in Kahrizak.

Ramin Aghazadeh Ghahremani

The judiciary has already confirmed that Mr. Ruholamini's son along with Mohammad Kamrani and Amir Javadifar were tortured to death at Kahrizak and their deaths are being treated as first degree murder.

Earlier the media quoted the mother of 30-year-old victim saying Ramin Ghahremani died from blood cloths in his chest. The victim had told his mother that they had hung him from his feet for days at Kahrizak.

Adolhosein Ruholamin added that the cause of Ramin Ghahremani's death was not revealed earlier by the authorities to "avoid hurting the public's conscience." He claimed the case of the young man's death along with those of the other three victims is being considered at the judiciary branch of the armed forces.

Saeed Mortazavi

Former Tehran Prosecutor, Saeed Mortazavi has been found responsible for the torture and death of election protesters at the infamous detention centre Kahrizak, according to the Parliamentary Committee report which investigated the post-election events.

Abdolhosein Ruholamani is a prominent figure in the Islamic Republic establishment and during the June presidential elections, he was a senior aide to conservative candidate Mohsen Rezai.

Mohsen Rezai also disputed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory at the ballot at first, like opposition leaders MirHosein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, but Rezai withdrew his complaints later and attended the inauguration of Ahmadinejad.

The mass protests against the outcome of the elections resulted in the arrest of thousands of pepople.

Kahrizak detention centre was used to hold a group of detainees in the post-election events. A recently released report by a special parliamentary probe committee confirmed that detainee rights were blatantly violated there and detainees were severely tortured and abused.

Death at Kahrizak Prison

Mohsen Ruholamini

Mohammed Kamrani

Amir Javadifar

Abdolhosein Ruholamini welcomed the report of the parliamentary committee but maintained that it could have been more detailed.

Mohammad Khatami, former Iranian President, and Dariush Ghanbari, a Member of Parliament, also maintained that certain issues were not included in the report.

In a note on Jaras website, Mr. Ghanbari writes that there is no mention of the mass grave of post-election detainees in Tehran cemetery, Behesht-e Zahra.

Abdolhosein Ruholamini called on the officials who are accused of crimes at Kahrizak not to resist against the reports and the revealed facts. He urged them to resign their posts before any trial and apologize to the people.

Twelve people are accused in the case of Kahrizak crimes and Saeed Mortazavi, former Tehran Prosecutor, is one of them.

Mortazavi has denied the charges but the probe committee members have said that he can present his documents at court.

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