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Khamenei Closes ‘Post Vote Prison’

From Iran’s Press TV:

In Iran, Leader orders closure of post-vote prison

Mon, 27 Jul 2009

Amid reports of the mistreatment of detainees who protested against the result of the presidential vote, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution orders officials to shut down a "non-standard" prison.

The head of Iran’s National Security Council said Monday that Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei had demanded that the prison which did not measure up to the required standards to be shut down.

"In the course of recent events, the Leader has ordered officials (to take measures), so that no one, God forbid, suffers injustice," Saeed Jalili said in a statement

According to Judiciary spokesman Ali-Reza Jamshidi, at least 300 people remain behind bars.

Jalili, who is also the representative of the Leader in the powerful council, added that Ayatollah Khamenei had insisted that officials were obliged to "precisely" probe into incidents in which wrongdoings may have been committed against detainees.

The Leader has repeatedly advised officials to abide by the law and personally follows up on the fate of detainees, Jalili added.

Is the Supreme Leader softening? Or trying to head off accusations down the road?

Goodness knows he doesn’t want anyone “to suffer injustice.”

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