Iranian judiciary official demands probe into sex abuse allegations in prison 

The secretary of Iran’s human rights council has sent a letter to the country’s general prosecutor, calling for an investigation into allegations of rape and sexual assaults against some people detained during the recent unrest.

Kazem Gharibabadi said the allegations have had highly negative ramifications and there must be a probe.

He however said evidence must be provided for such claims and then those who have violated the law must be dealt with seriously.

An unspecified number of protesters including both men and women were arrested during the recent unrest and deadly riots in Iran that erupted after the death of a woman in police custody in mid-September.

Some of the detainees have claimed they were mistreated by police and in jail.

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