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Iran's Parliamentary Report Condemns Mortazavi and Judiciary Officials


Source: Radio Zamaneh

A report prepared by the Special Parliamentary Probe Committee investigating the post-election treatment of protesters and detainees was read today in Iran's parliament.

In the report, Saeed Mortazavi, Tehran's former Prosecutor General is found responsible for the events at the notorious detention centre Kahrizak and in conclusion, disputing candidates of the presidential election, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi are accused of "provoking people's sentiments" and causing the "unpleasant events."

Saeed Mortazavi

The report maintains that Saeed Mortazavi ordered the transfer of detainees to Kahrizak. He told the committee that he ordered the transfer because Evin prison was "over-capacitated" but Evin Prison officials have denied this.

Mortazavi has also falsely told the Special Committee that the conditions at Kahrizak were "standard and appropriate."

Amir Javadifar died in Kahrizak prison (undated photo)

The report adds that despite claims of the judiciary officials, Kahrizak was an official detention centre and all judiciary officials were aware of its existence and accountable for the events that took place there.

The report confirms Mohsen Ruholamini, Mohammad Kamrani and Amir Javadifar died at Kahrizak due to beatings they suffered by the hands of their jailers.

University student Mohsen Ruholamini died in Kahrizak prison

It adds that Saeed Mortazavi falsely claimed that these individuals died from "meningitis."

The Special committee writes that some of the detainees reported mistreatments such as "147 people being incarcerated in a very small area, lack of air-conditioning, verbal abuse, beatings, and being put together with ruffians."

The report maintains that the detainees were clearly subjected to "cruelty" and the events at Kahrizak have "compromised the reputation of the regime."

Mohammed Kamrani died in Kahrizak prison

The Committee recommends that all judicial, official and security authorities involved in these events should be identified and confronted.

In other sections, the report maintains that they have interviewed 60 post-election detainees in Evin prison who were all satisfied with their condition at the prison.

The Committee also writes that after complete investigations they have concluded that none of the detainees were ever subjected to any sexual abuse.

In conclusion the report maintains: "If the two presidential candidates had not provoked people's sentiments and incited them into breaking the law, we would not have been witnesses to such bitter events."

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