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Iran: Kahrizak offenders receive death sentences


Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

The Judicial Organization of the Armed Forces has sentenced two of the accused in the case of the notorious Kahrizak detention center to death.

A view of the outside of Kahrizak detention center

According to the announcement issued on Wednesday, the court meted out prison sentences, payment of blood money, cash fines and temporary suspension from duty for 9 other offenders. The court also exonerated one person from all the charges. The court's ruling is not final and shall be effective subject to legal proceeding.

No news of the identity of the accused has been published and the details of the trials have been kept confidential.

The Kahrizak detention center came into the spotlight after it was revealed that three inmates were beaten to death there. Mohsen Rouholamini, Mohammad Kamrani, and Amir Javadifar were the three men who died at Kahrizak.

The three victims had been detained in the post-election unrest in 2009.

Tortured & Beaten to Death at Kahrizak Prison

Mohsen Ruholamini

Mohammed Kamrani

Amir Javadifar

The Kahrizak detention center, located south of Tehran, was closed on the order of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei because it was substandard.

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