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Iran committed 'horrific acts of torture' against detained children says Amnesty

The London-based organization says Iranian intelligence and security forces used brutal torture methods against children as young as 12 who were arrested in the crackdown on the country’s protests.
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A human rights watchdog accused Iran’s intelligence and security forces on Thursday of torturing children arrested as part of the brutal crackdown on the country’s anti-regime protests.

Amnesty International said in a report that children as young as 12 were subjected to “beatings, flogging, electric shocks, rape and other sexual violence” while in detention.

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