Iranian Prosecutor Khodabkhshi suspended on charges of bribe
By Kaveh Taheri
Aug 26, Tehran: The Tehran’s Prosecutor and an Associate Prosecutor of Evin prison, who handled the persecution of many political prisoners, has been suspended.
Mehdi Khodabakhshi was suspended and fired for “financial corruption” and “bribery” news agencies said. He had reportedly abused political prisoners and their relatives, according to the news received by news agencies. For example–Khodabakshi, had denied political prisoner Hussein Ronaghi Maleki medical treatment and Hamid Babai, an Iranian Ph.D. student at the University of Liege, Belgium,access to his wife.
Khodabakhshi had been hired as Associate Prosecutor overseeing the prisons about five years. The man who is known for denying 14 political prisoners their right to meet relatives on 6 Jan 2015 was forced to quit because of his fraudulent ways .
According to reports, Evin prison’s guards used extreme violence against dozens of political prisoners during the attack known as “Black Friday” by the offender’s ordinance in Evin’s Ward 350 in April, 2014. Recently, the Judiciary Department has apparently attempted to arrest several of its staffs on charges of “bribery” and “disturbing the court decisions” to prevent corruption in bureaucracy system.
The Deputy of Judiciary Security Department Ahmadi was previously detained for “extortion”, “defalcating to the Treasury”, “rape”, “illegal acquisition of property” and “acting as a fixer”, according to the reliable sources quoted by Saham news.
In this regard, an Iranian citizen said to the BCR Group that the former Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Committee known as Jundallah (claiming to fight for the rights of Iranian citizens through ethical guidelines) used to trap young ladies and abused them.
He added that if there was a favourite woman he would ask his staff to drive her by Moral Guard van to the sanctum. The victims were raped and after that he asked them to be quiet; other than that he would finish them.
The tragic story had been happened for years in the city of Awhavz in the 80’s, as the reliable source said.There are many same heinous tales in the country; the stories are latent as a result of authorities’ reluctance, the witness acknowledged.
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