Iran MPs hail judge's suspension in torture deaths

Iranian MPs have praised the judiciary for suspending Tehran's former prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi over the torture deaths of three protesters in custody after last year's presidential election, a newspaper reported on Monday.

Earlier this month, the judiciary announced the suspension of three high-ranking but unidentified judiciary officials, paving the way for their trial over the deaths in Iran's Kahrizak detention centre.

"The suspension of the former prosecutor and two other judges accused in this case is comforting," said 216 of 290 lawmakers in a statement published by the Shargh newspaper.

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