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Iran: Families, friends of Kahrizak victims call for justice

Source: Radio Zamaneh

A gathering was held to mark the fifth anniversary of the victims of the Kahrizak Detention Centre, with families and activists calling for a follow-up into the deaths of the detainees in custody.

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Mohammadreza Zaeri, who led the ceremony, said that those who caused this incident still have time to own up to their acts.

"The perpetrators need to come out of the shadows and be prosecuted," Zaeri said.

ISNA reports that the ceremony was held on Thursday July 17 in Vali Asr Mosque with the families of Mohsen Ruholamini, Mohammad Kamrani and Amir Javadifar. Activists Mehdi Khazali and Narin Sotoudeh were also in attendance.


Prisoners killed at the Kahrizak detention center:
Amir Javadifar (left),
Mohsen Ruholamin (center) and Mohammed Kamrani

ISNA reports that according to the lawyer for the Ruholamini family, the case is still pending at court.

Former Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi is accused of transferring a number of detainees from the 2009 election protests to the Kahrizak Detention Centre, where they were severely tortured and three of them were killed: Mohsein Ruholamini, Mohammad Kamrani and Amir Javadifar.

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.

Mortazavi enjoys strong support from conservative factions in the establishment and his prosecution has been characterized by much resistance.

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