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Jail deaths spark fury

Discussion in 'Iran' started by Ray Murphy, Jul 28, 2009.

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    Jail deaths spark fury

    "In recent days the bodies of protesters arrested at opposition rallies this month have been released to their families in Iran. They were tortured and died from wounds that occurred during violent interrogation sessions, relatives say.

    Among them was Mohsen Ruhollamini, the son of a prominent conservative and adviser to a presidential candidate. His family said he died of cardiac arrest and bleeding in his lungs, and that his face had been smashed.

    News of his death in prison last week spurred fury across political lines, prompting even some pro-government newspapers and lawmakers to charge the regime with excessive use of force and violence in crushing its opposition. Opposition leaders warned of a backlash and urged the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to quickly reverse its actions.

    "People will not forgive these acts. How could it be possible that someone goes into a prison then his body comes out?" Mir Hossein Mousavi, the opposition leader, said in a meeting with teachers on Monday.

    In a sign of how the regime is failing to silence the public, some of the families have come forth with their stories. In addition, scores of protesters who were detained and released in the past few weeks are now coming forth with details of their arrest and prison conditions."

    Jailed Protesters' Brutal Deaths Spark Fury in Iran - WSJ.com

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