Thursday, August 13, 2009

Iran Detainees Were Tortured To Death- Karoubi

Iran's former speaker of parliament and presidential candidate Mehdi Karoubi said today in Tehran that some of those arrested during the post-election protests in Iran were actually tortured to death.

"We observe that in an Islamic country some young people are beaten to death just for chanting slogans in protests," Etemad-e Melli website quoted Karrubi as saying.

Karoubi had said on Sunday that some protesters, men and women, had been raped in detention. He repeated the allegation today, calling for the formation of an independent fact-finding committee to review his evidence in "a calm atmosphere where relatives of detainees and freed protesters can talk."

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