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    TEHRAN, IRAN

    The Iranian Prosecutor-General, Assadollah Lajevardi, commented on his country's treatment of prisoners on November 4.

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    1. SV ZOOM TO SCU Prosecutor-General, Assadollah Lajevardi speaking (Farsi SOT). 0.22
    2. SV Anti-US placard being paraded at rally for political prisoners. 0.27
    3. SV PULL BACK TO GV Prisoners chanting. 0.36
    4. GV PAN Iranian women prisoners chanting. (4 SHOTS) 1.04
    5. GV & SV Prayers in prison attended by Lajevardi. 1.25
    6. GV Prisoners listening to prayers. 1.34
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    Background: TEHRAN, IRAN

    The Iranian Prosecutor-General, Assadollah Lajevardi, commented on his country's treatment of prisoners on November 4. He denied that political detainees had been tortured in Teheran's main detention centre, Evin Jail. Mr. Lajevardi said prisoners opposed to the Islamic revolution were taken to the jails for rehabilitation. He added that even those found guilty of capital offences against the state could be reprieved - if they reformed. The Prosecutor-General also said that large numbers of former prisoners were serving with Iranian forces on the Iraqi war front. Hundreds of inmates gathered in Evin Jail's main room and chanted anti-US slogans, some held placards written in English, and many of the political detainees present were women. They were jointed by Assadollah Lajevardi, who claims he spent ten years in jail under the former regime of the Shah.

    Source: REUTERS - MAHMOUD OSKOUI

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3R0LSK1Q6X214SPRGTBOX8PFS
    Media URN:
    VLVA3R0LSK1Q6X214SPRGTBOX8PFS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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