Iran Imposes Death Sentences on Two Prison Abuse Suspects
Voice of America
30-Jun-2010 (3 comments)

An Iranian court has sentenced to death two people charged with killing three anti-government protesters in prison.

The court announced the verdicts Wednesday for the unnamed suspects.  Nine other people were sentenced to flogging or prison terms.  A tenth person was acquitted.

The case stems from protests by political opposition groups, who said prisoners were abused, tortured and killed in the Kahrizak prison during the post-election unrest that followed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed re-election last year.  Many of those arrested during the protests were held at the facility.

In December, Iranian authorities acknowledged for the first time that Kahrizak prison officials beat to death at least three detainees arrested during post-election unrest.  The acknowledgment followed months of denials.

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I don't feel any better

by rtayebi1 on

Why not put them in prison for life. Do not take their life it is not for U to take. This is not justice it is an eye for an eye



by MeyBokhor_Manbarbesuzan on

You are absolutely right. Iranians have always lokked upon the US as their greatest role model.



by yolanda on

Yes, they are murderers and also IRI's scapegoats........the whole thing reminds me of Abu Ghraib scandal.....the low ranking small potatoes take the blame while higher-ups go scot free....