Iran Council Passes Law Banning Totrure
The council, which rejected
at least three similar proposals in the past, approved the law's Thursday - one
"For courts, it's obligatory to implement the law after it is approved by the Guardian Council," he said.
Human rights groups have long complained about the use of torture against detainees, including intellectuals and political activists.
In November, a special U.N.
Hard-line officials have denied the practice.
"I hope the law provides enough protection for prisoners who have complained about torture," reformist lawmaker Rajab Ali Mazroui said.
The case prompted an
international outcry and became part of a bitter power struggle between Iranian
reformists and conservative elements of the Shiite Muslim-dominated country's