Ambiguity in Kahrizak case
International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

Alireza Avaee has stated that so far the judge related to Kahrizak case has not been suspended. In an interview with ISNA News Agency, when asked about the suspension of judges associated with the Kahrizak case, Ministry of Justice’s Chief Officer said that so far no suspensions have taken place. Previously it had been said that at least one judge has been suspended in relation to this case. Referring to the resumption of meetings to review charges against a former police commander in Tehran Province’s Penal Court, Avaee said that continuation of the review has been postponed until March. He stated that the case was missing documentation and the plaintiffs’ statements had to be heard. He added that all crimes related to this case had to be simultaneously reviewed and therefore the Branch 76 of Tehran Province Penal Court had decided to postpone the review until a later date.

Mohammad Taghi Rahbar, Member of the Legal and Judicial Commission of the Islamic Parliament has also told ILNA News Agency that this Commission has not done any followups to the Parliament’s special commission for fact finding on the events which transpired at Kahrizak Detention Center and has no plans for doing so, either. He said: “Top Judiciary authorities appeared at the Legal and Judicial Commission and announced that some of those responsible for Kahrizak events had been detained and several others were also being pursued.” So far no names have been announced and it is not cl... >>>