Iran's cyber police commander sacked over bloggerÂ’s death
Iranian National Police Chief Esmaeil Ahmadi-Moqaddam has fired cyber police (the Fata) Chief Saeid Shokrian for his negligence over the death of Sattar Beheshti, an Iranian blogger who recently died in custody, and failure to meet obligations in this regard, the Mehr News Agency reported on Saturday.

On Tuesday, Ahmadi-Moqaddam argued that investigations are being carried out by the judicial office. 'Why was this person transferred from Evin Prison (in Tehran) during holidays and detained during holidays and this can be regarded as a kind of negligence?" he said.

The Iranian parliament established a committee on November 11 to investigate Beheshti's death.

Ahmadi-Moqaddam added that another act of negligence can be that he was prescribed sedative drugs by the prison's health center and when he was handed over to Iran's Cyber Police, he was not allowed to take them because the necessary prescription and the permit to take them were not available at the time.

He also stated that another act of negligence can be that he was kept at an administrative section and if he had been held at the detention center, monitoring cameras would have recorded the incidents there.
Posted by: Steve White 2012-12-02