Judges suspended over Kahrizak case in Iran
Iran's prosecutor-general says three judiciary officials have been suspended over mistreatment of prisoners in a detention facility during last year's post-election events, Press TV reported.
The top prosecutor, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei, confirmed on Monday that the suspension of the judiciary officials were related to the maltreatment of detainees at the Kahrizak detention facility, Fars news agency reported.
Several other prison officials have also been accused of actions which led to at least three deaths in the facility.
Kahrizak was declared as a 'sub-standard' facility in August 2009 and immediately shut down after reports of maltreatment of detainees emerged.
Last December, a statement from the Judicial Organization for the Armed Forces announced that according to forensic information three of the 168 people detained during the country's post-election events were killed while being held at the Kahrizak facility.
The three young men died in detention after being arrested during the unrest that followed the June 12, 2009 presidential election.