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Judiciary officials accused in torture, deaths get off lightly

The case against judiciary officials accused of perpetuating the torture of detainees and the death of at least three of them culminated with a mere slap on the wrist, Iranian media report. » read more

Dead blogger’s lawyer slams officials for delays

The lawyer for Sattar Beheshti’s family claims the main perpetrator of the blogger’s death is an interrogations officer at the Ministry of Intelligence and she criticized the judiciary for delaying the proceedings. » read more

Prisoners attest to signs of abuse on blogger who died

Forty-one Iranian political prisoners from section 350 of Evin Prison have signed a document that says they witnessed signs of torture and beatings on the body of Sattar Beheshti, the jailed political prisoner who was killed while in custody this week.

In a letter that was published on the Kaleme opposition website, the 41 signatories write that Sattar Beheshti passed through section 350 of Evin Prison on October 31 and November 1, and they all saw his “painful physical and mental condition” and, therefore, feel a responsibility to inform the public about his fate. » read more