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Death of an Iran Prison Doctor Raises Suspicion

• AP
An Iranian doctor who treated victims of torture at Tehran's most feared prison has died, amid conflicting reports of a heart attack, a car accident or suicide — raising opposition accusations that the 26-year-old was killed.

Revelations that protesters detained in Iran's postelection crackdown were tortured, some to death, were a deep embarrassment to the country's clerical rulers. Dr. Ramin Pourandarjani was pressured to change the death certificate of one of the most well known victims and later spoke to a parliament commission investigating the abuse, opposition Web sites reported.

Much of the abuse took place at a facility known as Kahrizak on Tehran's outskirts, where Pourandarjani — a general practitioner — was the only doctor, serving there once a week as part of his mandatory military service.

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"We did not lie.  He was having a heart attack while his car -- traveling at excessive speeds -- flew off the road after he shot himself in the back several times."   Mohammad Havaniceday

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