Mohammad Javad Larijani tells Newsweek that "Torture does not exist in Iran" / Jerry Guo
04-Dec-2010 (3 comments)

Iran is routinely lambasted for its use of torture, summary executions, and midnight raids to quell the political opposition. One of the regime’s stalwart defenders is Mohammad Javad Larijani, head of the judiciary’s human-rights council. He is part of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s inner circle and one third of Iran’s most powerful family: his brothers run the judiciary and legislature. He spoke with NEWSWEEK’s Jerry Guo in New York about why Iran is misunderstood. Excerpts:

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Sargord Pirouz

Hey, according to the Bush

by Sargord Pirouz on

Hey, according to the Bush administration and the Yoo legal brief outlining the definitions of what can be considered torture in the US GWOT, there is no torture in Iran--Larijani is correct.