Rights groups seek U.N. probe of Iran rape charges
Reuters / Joshua Schneyer
21-Sep-2009 (one comment)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Human rights groups urged the U.N. General Assembly to appoint a special envoy to investigate abuses in Iran, alleging detainees held after disputed elections there have been raped and tortured.

Iran has called the allegations baseless.

Human Rights Watch and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran on Monday said about 400 prisoners remained in custody for their suspected involvement in election protests following the June 12 vote in which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected.

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