Iran ex-prison head found responsible for deaths
A conservative Iranian Web site says a parliamentary probe has found a former Tehran prosecutor responsible for the death by torture of at least three anti-government protesters following the disputed June elections, AP reported.
Saeed Mortazavi was the Tehran city prosecutor who was responsible for monitoring Kahrizak prison, where at least three people were tortured to death.
The Alef Web site, which reported the probe results, is close to conservative lawmaker Ahmad Tavakoli.
After months of denials, Iran's judiciary acknowledged last month that the three detainees were beaten to death by their jailers.
The opposition says more than 80 protesters have been killed in the postelection crackdown, but the government puts the number of confirmed dead at less than 40.