Death penalty for Iran jail abuse


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An Iranian military court has sentenced two men to death in connection with the deaths of three anti-government protesters, the state news agency said.


Prosecutors said the three died after a series of beatings in Iran's Kahrizak jail, where they were held for taking part in last year's election protests.

Nine other officials were sentenced to jail and lashes over the deaths, Irna said quoting a court statement.

Kahrizak jail was shut in July over concerns about the abuse of inmates.