|Judges involved in Kahrizak case stand trial in Tehran||
TEHRAN – A closed-door court session in the trial of the three judges accused of involvement in the case of the Kahrizak incident was held in Tehran on Tuesday.
The Kahrizak detention center came into the spotlight after it was revealed that three inmates detained in connection with the political unrest following the June 2009 presidential election had lost their lives there in July 2009.
Later, three high-ranking judicial officials at Tehran Prosecutor’s Office who were connected with the case were suspended from duty.
The detention center, located south of Tehran, was closed on the order of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei because it was substandard.
A parliamentary report issued on January 10, 2010 found Saeed Mortazavi, who was the Tehran prosecutor general at the time, responsible for sending 147 inmates, charged with involvement in the post-election unrest, to Tehran’s substandard Kahrizak detention center on July 9, 2009.
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