Iran detains seven people over blogger's death

By REUTERS
November 14, 2012 19:56

DUBAI - Iranian authorities have arrested seven people suspected of involvement in the death of a blogger in police custody, a lawmaker said on Wednesday.

In a case that sparked international outrage, 35-year-old Sattar Beheshti who wrote a blog critical of the government was arrested on October 30 after receiving death threats and died some days later, having complained of being tortured.

Under increasing pressure at home and abroad for an investigation, Iran's parliament set up a committee to examine the case and the judiciary said it would deal "quickly and decisively" with those responsible.


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