Iran MPs to probe ‘mass burials’

From The BBC:

Last week, a reformist website said “tens” of people had been interred in anonymous graves at a Tehran cemetery.

“Parliament is investigating a rumour about a mass burial of post-vote detainees,” Hamidreza Katouzian told the official Irna news agency.

At least 30 people died in clashes with security forces after the election.

The largest mass opposition demonstrations in Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution were sparked by allegations of widespread fraud in the presidential election, which saw the incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared the winner by a landslide.

Earlier this month, one of the defeated opposition candidates, Mehdi Karroubi, called for an investigation into allegations that protesters had been raped in prison, and some even beaten to death. Officials have strenuously denied both accusations.

‘Pictures and videos’

In a report published last week, Norooz – the news website of the opposition Islamic Iran Participation Front – said that “tens of unnamed and unknown people” had been buried in the Behesht-e Zahra cemetery in Tehran last month.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8221251.stm

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