Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh hugs get son Nima at her home in Tehran on September 18, 2013, after being freed after three years in prison. AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI
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Several Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday demanded a probe into alleged beatings of political prisoners held at Tehran's Evin prison, the official IRNA news agency reported.Families of the inmates met with the lawmakers Sunday, seeking clarification on what happened to their kin, according to the report. The meetings came after family members of a group of political prisoners being held in ward 350 of the notorious facility gathered in front of the parliament to voice their concerns that some inmates were injured during a prison inspection last Thursday, the semiofficial ISNA news agency reported earlier this week. Kaleme.com, an opposition Farsi website based outside Iran, has reported that the prisoners were beaten during a clash following a snap inspection by prison authorities.
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