TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iranian opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi said on Wednesday that the condition of the country’s prisons showed that Iran needed a “deep change,” his website reported.
“What happens in Iran‘s prisons these days clearly shows the necessity of a deep change in the country,” the Ghalamnews quoted Mousavi as saying. “Could America harm Iran … as much as these events in prisons have damaged the (1979 Islamic) revolution and the country?” he asked. Mousavi wrote on his website on Sunday he had been told by senior officials that some young men and women detained in jail after post-election protests had been raped. Iran’s police chief had previously acknowledged that some detainees had been tortured.