Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Righting a Wrong (updated)

Closing down a prison where abuses occurred and bringing prisoners to swift trial or release. No, not Gitmo….

Iran's supreme leader ordered the closure of a prison where rights workers say protesters detained in the country's election turmoil have died, officials said Tuesday, as the head of the opposition sharply condemned the wave of arrests.


Besides the closure of Kahrizak prison, the head of Iran's judiciary, promised on Monday that the public prosecutor would review the situation of all the hundreds of postelection detainees within a week and decide whether to release or bring them to trial, the state news agency IRNA reported.



140 people were freed on Tuesday.

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