August 9, 2009 / 7:35 PM / 8 years ago

Iran's Karoubi says some detainees raped in jail

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran’s defeated presidential candidate Mehdi Karoubi said some of those detained after the country’s disputed June presidential vote had been raped in detention, according to his website on Sunday.

“Some senior officials told me that ... really shameful issues ... Some young male detainees were raped ... also some young female detainees were raped in a way that have caused serious injuries,” the website quoted a letter Karoubi wrote 10 days ago to Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, head of a powerful arbitration body, as saying.

Reporting by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Charles Dick

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