Monday, July 05, 2004

Iran fires Prison Guard over torture [July 05, 2004]

The Australian: Iran fires guard over torture [July 05, 2004]: "Iran fires guard over torture
From correspondents in Tehran
July 05, 2004
THE director of a prison in southern Iran has been dismissed after an inmate was hung from the ceiling for hours and had to have his hands amputated as a result.

According to Shargh newspaper, a 21-year-old man detained for drug dealing in the town of Dezful was handcuffed to the ceiling with only his toes touching the floor. Prison guards then 'forgot' about him.
After being taken down, the prisoner was rushed to hospital suffering from numb hands and torn nerves. Doctors were forced to amputate both hands on June 15.
The newspaper said one prison staff member had been detained, while the Dezful prison confirmed that its director had also been dismissed.
Officials said members of the Iranian parliament's national security and foreign affairs commission would visit the prison. "


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