Iranian ex-prosecutor blamed for prison deaths

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January 6, 2010 17:31

 
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A parliamentary probe has found a former Teheran prosecutor responsible for the death by torture of at least three anti-government protesters detained in the turmoil following the disputed June elections, a conservative Iranian Web site reported Wednesday. Saeed Mortazavi was the Teheran city prosecutor who was responsible for monitoring Kahrizak prison. After months of denials, Iran's judiciary acknowledged last month that three detainees there were beaten to death by their jailers. The Alef Web site, which reported the probe results, is close to conservative lawmaker Ahmad Tavakoli. It said Mortazavi personally ordered that detained protesters be taken to Kahrizak - a facility on Teheran's outskirts where much of the prisoner abuse took place. Iran's judiciary has charged 12 officials at Kahrizak - three of them with murder - but has not identified them.

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