An Islamic Revolutionary court in Tehran sentenced two people, presumably a prison guard and an interrogator, to death on Wednesday for the murder of three pro-Green protesters taken into custody at the Kahrizak detention centre during last year’s disputed presidential election.
The official Iranian news agency IRNA said the jailed protesters had died as a result of "intentional assault and battery.” IRNA did not identify the two people convicted of murders. Nine more people were ordered to pay fines and blood money and receive lashes for the abuse of prisoners. One person was cleared.
Scores of people have filed complaints of their mistreatment at Kahrizak. The prison was closed last July.