Opposition Leader's Son Posts Pictures Of Father's Bruises
By Golnaz Esfandiari,
Mohammad Hossein Karrubi, the son of opposition leader Mehdi Karrubi, has
posted on his Facebook pages pictures of his father after he was beaten up by
security forces during last year's state-sponsored demonstration marking the
anniversary of the 1979 Revolution.
website has published the pictures, which show bruises on the bodies of Karrubi
and his son, who was arrested by pro-government forces and threatened with rape.
Karrubi, one of the pillars of the Islamic
republic, has come under great pressure over his criticism of the postelection
crackdown, including allegations of the rape of political prisoners in prison.
Mehdi Karrubi showing the bruises on his body
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