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Iran Killed 3 Election Protest Prisoners

From Iran’s Press TV:

Iran to try officers involved in Kahrizak murders

Sat, 19 Dec 2009

Police officers involved in fatal violence at Tehran’s infamous Kahrizak facility have been charged with murder, Iran’s armed forces say.

A statement from the Judicial Organization for the Armed Forces on Saturday announced that according to forensic information three of the 168 people detained during the country’s post-election violence, six months ago, were killed while being held at the Tehran facility.

The three identified as Mohsen Rouholamini, Amir Javadifar and Mohammad Kamrani died from injuries sustained during repeated beatings in the detention center, the statement read.

The Judicial Organization report further dismissed earlier accounts that the three had died of meningitis.

Of the 22 officers under investigation in connection with the Kahrizak case, 12 were charged with murder first degree over "direct involvement in the beatings that led to the deaths."

Tehran’s military prosecutor has requested that three of the defendants be sentenced for three counts of premeditated first-degree murder.

The statement added that the date for the Kahrizak trial would soon be announced.

Kahrizak was declared as a ’sub-standard’ facility in August, after grim revelations about the state of detention of the inmates.

Consequently, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei ordered the immediate closure of the detention center.

The Leader also called for a probe into the complaints lodged by the detainee, who alleged that they were subjected to harsh interrogation techniques during their time in Kahrizak.

Where is our watchdog media’s outrage? Will the New York Times run this story on their front page above the fold for months?

— Just kidding. We know that our media masters are on the side of the Ayatollahs.

Just as they are on the side of every one of the rest of America’s enemies.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, December 19th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Iran Killed 3 Election Protest Prisoners”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Our government is killing us one day at a time and the Fourth Estate takes the Fifth!

  2. rakkasan says:

    I wonder if this will sour “Muslim world opinion” toward Iran and then be used as an excuse every time something bad happens, like Abu Ghraib. No? That’s strange.

  3. VMAN says:

    Come on! What’s the big deal! It’s not like they were waterboarding them.

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