Iranian official claims post-election detainees were raped

A defeated Iranian presidential candidate on Sunday said that some of those detained after the Islamic republic's disputed June presidential vote had been raped in detention. "Some senior officials told me that ... really shameful issues ... Some young male detainees were raped ... also some young female detainees were raped in a way that have caused serious injuries," Reuters quoted Mehdi Karoubi as claiming on his Web site. According to the report, the Iranian Web site quoted a letter Karoubi wrote 10 days ago to Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, head of a powerful arbitration body.