Iran inmates 'tortured to death'
13-Aug-2009 (one comment)

Iran's defeated opposition presidential candidate has said that some protesters held after last month's disputed poll were tortured to death in prison.

The claim by Mehdi Karroubi comes days after he said a number of prisoners, both male and female, had been raped.

Officials deny the rape claims, but admit that abuses have taken place.

The BBC's Jon Leyne says the opposition uses the issue to maintain political pressure without directly questioning Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's poll victory.


Thanks Karroubi

by Patriot on

I think Mehdi Karroubi is a brave man.  He has already lost the elections and if he makes good, I'm sure he can have a good life with Khamenei and Ahmadinejad. He doesn't have to do this.  I'm glad he is doing this for Iran. I would have never thought a Mullah to be so brave. I doubt he would be tolerated much longer after this.