Court sentences four Iranian interrogators to jail for prisoner's death
A court in the Islamic Republic of Iran has sentenced four judicial interrogators to four years behind bars for killing an alleged smuggler by using torture to get him to confess.
According to medical reports, the man was subjected to repeated torture and beatings, Modabber paper reported Saturday.
"These four people killed an accused while they were forcing him to confess by using physical torture", the head of the court in Mashhad, Ahmad Sadr-Zadeh said.
He added that the four escaped the death penalty because all of them had denied the charges, and investigators were unable to determine who was principally responsible.
The newspaper added that the interrogators were acquitted from other charges, including unlawful arrest and giving false evidence.
Meanwhile, two other officers were sentenced to one year in prison as accomplices and for giving false testimony. (Albawaba.com)