A reformist candidate defeated in the Iranian presidential election has claimed that arrested protesters have been "savagely raped" while in custody.
Mehdi Karroubi, who has led protests to overturn the result of the June 12 vote, said that both women and young boys had been victims of assault.
His allegations, made in a letter to the former president, Hashemi Rafsanjani, follow a number of individual claims made by Iranian blogs and foreign media.
They were revealed as the head of the police admitted there had been mistreatment of prisoners detained in the aftermath of the election. More...