Iran Panel Says Prisoner Rape Charges Are False
New York Times / Nazila Fathi

TORONTO — An Iranian judicial committee rejected accusations put forward by the opposition that its supporters had been raped at detention centers, calling them baseless, and ruled that documents presented as evidence of rapes and other abuse were fabricated, Fars news agency reported Saturday.

The announcement was yet another indication that the government might be ready to arrest Mir Hussein Moussavi and Mehdi Karroubi, who have continued to assail the country’s leaders over a disputed presidential election in June and the crackdown on protesters that followed. Both men were named in the committee’s report. Although only Mr. Karroubi made the rape allegations, Mr. Moussavi has leveled accusations of torture and deaths at detention centers.

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