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Iranian judiciary reports human rights violations in prisons

[JURIST] The Iranian judiciary [official website, English version] released a report Saturday detailing what it called widespread instances of human rights violations, from solitary confinement to physically coerced confessions. A law passed last year banning torture is frequently ignored, according to the report, confirming criticisms of Iranian prisons by watchdog groups [Amnesty report]. Reuters has more.

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