Thursday, July 1, 2010

Prison Guards Convicted of Murder

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.


Anonymous said...

The USA and UK should learn, to deal with their Abu-Ghoreib and Basra scandals in the same manner.

If not then one should assume the US & UK battery were 100% state sponsored.(as if we didn't know)

however, thats the best way justice should prevail

Anonymous said...

Yes, when will the US prosecute the murderers, rapists and torturers of Abu Gharaib, Gitmo, Baghram and hundredes of secret black sites around the world? The US and UK have not even charged their troops that committed mass torture in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Iran at least has RULE OF THE LAW unlike the hypocrites in the west who claim to champion "human rights" and commit the worst abuses and mass murder around the world in the name of "national security" and "fighting terrorism". Their duplicity is beyond comprehension.

Persicus Maximus said...

Let justice be done, though the heavens fall