Iranian families of detainees who died in prison call for punishment of ex-prosecutorBy AP
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Iranian families of dead prisoners want justice
TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian semi-official news agency says families of three opposition protesters who died in prison last year are demanding the former chief prosecutor be punished.
Mehr news agency said Wednesday that the families of three detainees issued a statement calling for the “prosecution and punishment” of those who ordered their imprisonment, a reference to then Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi.
In January, a parliament probe found Mortazavi responsible for the death of the protesters from torture in Kahrizak prison.
The case prompted some of the fiercest criticism of Iran’s ruling establishment and its treatment of those arrested in the turmoil following the disputed 2009 presidential election.