Reports from hospital workers and from released prisoners who were detained following Iran’s protests against Iran’s rigged June 12 presidential election suggest that hundreds of protesters were murdered, with others tortured and degraded. Some prisoners say they watched as detainees were beaten to death, while others say they had their fingernails ripped off or were forced to lick toilet bowls. Doctors say they registered 34 bodies at Tehran hospitals on June 20 alone and estimate the total death toll at 150, while family members of missing protesters were taken to a morgue in southwest Tehran and reported seeing “hundreds of corpses.” They were not permitted to retrieve the bodies of their loved ones unless they signed a form indicated they had died of natural causes.
"Hundreds of corpses"
Reports suggest hundreds of Iranian protesters were murdered following election