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Iran Judiciary Report Points to Violations

In an unprecedented report, Iran’s hard-line judiciary has acknowledged widespread human rights violations in prisons, including the use of torture, state-run media reported Sunday. The report said prison guards and officials in detention centers had ignored a legal order banning torture. It also said police had made arrests without sufficient evidence and held suspects in undeclared detention centers. The report, details of which were broadcast on state radio and appeared on the front page of several newspapers, said investigators had discovered human rights violations such as the “blindfolding and beating” of defendants. Full Story

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