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Iran to investigate US rights abuses

world Updated: Aug 23, 2009 23:38 IST
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Iranian state radio says parliament plans to debate a bill to allocate $20 million to investigate alleged U.S. human rights abuses against prison detainees.

The decision is seen as a reaction to US criticism of Iran's violent crackdown against protesters following the disputed June presidential election. Sunday's radio report says if the measure is approved, a committee made up of representatives from several ministries would investigate alleged "human rights violations and torture in US prisons as well as its secret prisons in Europe" where Washington held suspected terrorists.

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