PRESSE, FEBRUARY 11, 2001
- The former head of a revolutionary tribunal and a number of
other senior officials were arrested recently in connection with a
prostitution ring involving underage girls, newspapers reported
Montazer-Moqqadam, a former revolutionary court judge in Karaj
west of Tehran, has been named the chief suspect in the affair by
head Tehran's justice palace Abbasali Alizadeh, papers said.
said the other seven or eight officials, whose identities were not
revealed, were suspected of sexually abusing the young girls said
to be runaway children between 12 and 18 years old.
Montazer-Moqqadam and the other court officials have been
placed in temporary detention, while Hossein Razghandi has been
named the new head of the Karaj revolutionary tribunal, the Kayhan
afternoon paper added.