Khamenei orders closure of detention center
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran ordered the closure of Kahrizak detention center. It is believed that is where protestors of Iran’s disputed elections were being detained.
According to the Mehr news agency, lawmaker Kazem Jalali said, “Kahrizak is the detention center which the leader ordered closed because it lacked necessary conditions to preserve rights of detainees.” Jalali was appointed spokesman of a special parliamentary committee set up to investigate detentions after the June 12 election protests. Tehran’s Evin prison will be visited Tuesday, Jalali said.
Judicial officials say there are around 300 political prisoners that remain detained.
- Iran to "investigate" blogger death
- Human Rights Watch Condemns Egyptian Crackdown on NGOs
- US Human Rights Report: Part 2 of 3: Israel, Occupied Territories: “Through the Tinted Looking Glass?”
- Hundreds of Ashraf residents in urgent need of medical care; U.S., UNAMI must intervene to end inhumane siege of Ashraf