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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:08 PM

Iranian Blogger Tortured To Death In Prison [View all]

Source: MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute)

Iranian Blogger Who Told Supreme Leader Khamenei 'Your Judicial System... Is Nothing But A Slaughterhouse' Tortured To Death In Prison

After posting on his blog an open letter to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei accusing him of operating a murder industry against the Iranian people in the name of Islam, Iranian blogger Sattar Beheshti, 35, was told by Iranian authorities that he had crossed the line. He was arrested, and 10 days later, on November 6, 2012, it was reported that he had died in prison under torture.

As the news of Beheshti's death broke, and following international criticism of the Iranian regime, the regime was forced to announce that it was investigating the matter. On November 13, 2012, Majlis National Security Committee member Mohammad Hassan Asfari stated that Beheshti had died of "cardiac arrest" but acknowledged that "several bruises" had been found on his body and that these were being investigated by "forensic experts." Majlis member Hamid Rasaei, on the other hand, denied that Beheshti had been killed by the security forces, and said that this claim was a conspiracy meant to lay the blame on the regime in order to spark unrest among the public that would lead to an uprising against the regime, and to prevent the security forces from acting against outlaws.



Read more: http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/6819.htm

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