Iran dismisses sexual abuse claims
Iran's Majlis Speaker on Wednesday dismissed allegations raised by an opposition leader on sexual assault on prisoners detained in the post-election protests. "Claims of sexual abuse of detained protestors are sheer lies," Ali Larijani said on Wednesday.
"Following a precise and comprehensive inquiry into (the treatment of) detainees at Kahrizak and Evin prisons, no cases of rape or sexual abuse were found," he added, according to PressTV. If defeated presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi could provide evidence of such outrages, then the Majlis would investigate them, Larijani added.
In his Wednesday comments, Larijani warned politicians to "be cautious about their claims" and called on them not to publicize allegations before investigation.