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Islamic Council Rejects Bill to Ban Torture

June 10, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Iran's Islamic watchdog council has rejected a bill passed by parliament to ban the use of torture to gain information from detainees, newspapers reported.

The bill sought to outlaw physical and mental abuse, isolation, nighttime interrogations, drugs and denial of attorney visits.

The Guardian Council said five articles of the bill were against Islamic law, two were against the constitution and two needed to be clarified, the papers said.

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