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Senior Iran judge arrested on prostitution charges
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posted February 09, 2001 09:27
TEHRAN, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Iran has arrested the head of a revolutionary court in connection with a prostitution ring involving minors, a newspaper reported on Thursday.
Hambastegi daily said several senior officials, including the head of Karaj revolutionary court, had been arrested in a case involving runaway young girls. Karaj is a town west of the capital Tehran.
Abass Ali Alizadeh, head of Tehran Justice, confirmed the arrest, but did not elaborate on the charges. He did not give the name of the judge.
"He is in temporary detention for a series of accusations that are under investigation," the official news agency IRNA quoted Alizadeh as saying.
Revolutionary courts, set up after the 1979 Islamic revolution, are among the most feared institutions in Iran, known for the tough penalties they
All times are PT (US)
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