Omid Memarian

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Unprecedented Attack on the Islamic Republic's Security Services

A few days ago the Head of Judiciary Ayatollah Shahroodi has strongly objected to the police treatment in detentions and their behaviors with prisoners. He has said that the prisons under the control of police in Iran are something like the American do in Abu Ghraib. Here is some links about it. After we attended in a meeting with Ayatollah Shahroodi and described for him all that happened in the solitary confinement, he became so angry. He interfered in our case directly and now they have stopped to follow the about 17 persons of the accusers. However political activists are not optimist about this decision. They mention many cases during the last years that the judiciary has been involve without any interfering. They believe that these kinds of orders are only because of the election and some competition and so other causes. However, at this time I try to be optimist.

Iran's top judge attacks police(BBC)
The head of Iran's hardline judiciary has launched an unprecedented attack on legal processes in his own country.
Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrudi criticised police interrogators for extracting confessions....

"Iranian police can be as bad as US soldiers"
LONDON, May 5 (IranMania) - The head of Iran's hard line judiciary has launched an unprecedented attack on the Islamic republic's security services, comparing their treatment of detainees in some cases to the US abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib."Sometimes they do some things like put a bag over the head, which resembles what the Americans do to terrorists in Abu Ghraib," Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrudi was quoted as saying by Iranian dailies...


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