Iran: judicial officials suspended over detained protester deaths

A military court in Iran has ordered the suspension of three top judiciary officials in connection with last year’s torture deaths of three detained protesters, the Mehr News Agency reported Aug. 23. The three victims, Mohammad Kamrani, Amir Javadi-far and Mohsen Ruholamini, were tortured and beaten to death at the Kahrizak detention center after being arrested during anti-government protests that followed last year’s disputed presidential election. According to an anonymous source, three unidentified officials at the Tehran prosecutor’s office have been suspended and stripped of their judicial immunity after a lengthy investigation into the case. The move clears the way for the three officials to face trial.

From Jurist, Aug. 23. Used with permission.

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