August 25, 2009 / 11:44 AM / 11 years ago

Iran MP rejects post-vote detainees raped in jail

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Accusations by Iranian opposition leaders that some reformers were raped in jail are baseless, a thorough parliamentary investigation has found, a member of the investigative committee said Tuesday.

“After a meeting with (moderate defeated presidential candidate Mehdi) Karoubi yesterday and based on our thorough and complete investigation ... we believe the claims are baseless,” Farhad Tajari told the official IRNA news agency.

Karoubi had said some people, arrested over unrest that erupted after the country’s disputed June presidential vote, had been raped.

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