Source: Radio Zamaneh
The last session of the trials of Kahrizak Detention Centre officials was held yesterday behind closed doors in Tehran in the presence of families of the victims. The accused in the case of violations against detainee rights at the infamous jail are all military officials of various strata of the Islamic Republic military.
Death at Kahrizak Prison
4 protesters who died while in detention at the notorious Kahrizak prison
Ramin Aghazadeh Ghahremani
A knowledgeable source has informed Mehr new
agency that one of the defendants is a former member of Iran's Security Forces
and therefore, the trials have been held in the judicial branch of the Armed
In the post election protests to the alleged fraud in the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, scores of protesters were arrested and some were transferred to Kahrizak Detention Centre.
The Centre was soon after closed by the order of Ayatollah Khamenei after news of torture and death of detainees leaked to the public.
A parliamentary investigation confirmed that the
officials committed gross violation against detainee rights including various
forms of torture and abuse which also led to the death of four prisoners.
The government has made every effort in delaying the process of bringing the perpetrators of these crimes to justice and in keeping the details of the trials confidential.
In contrast, mass trials of prominent reformists detained in connection with challenging the election outcome was aired on TV last summer and dishevelled prisoners were shown giving self-incriminating testimonies which the opposition maintains were coerced.
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. But no charges have been brought up against him.
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