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Iran Lawmakers Demand Probe of Alleged Beatings of Political Prisoners

Several moderate Iranian lawmakers have demanded a probe into alleged beatings of several political prisoners held at Tehran's Evin prison, Iran’s official news media reported. The demand comes after foreign media last week reported that more than 30 detainees in Ward 350 at the prison were allegedly beaten, several of them seriously, during a snap inspection on April 17. Iranian judiciary officials continue to deny any use of violence, despite testimonies from the families of the...

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