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Interior min. urges governor-general to follow serial rapist case

MNA – Issuing a formal decree on Sunday, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli urged the governor general of Sistan and Balouchestan Province to follow up the case.

After the news of some moral insecurity evens in Iranshahr, a county in Sistan and Balouchestan Province in southeastern Iran, was spread, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli issued a decree on Sunday urging the governor general of the province to follow up the case and brief people of details.

On Saturday, the Imam of a Sunni mosque decried insecurity and referred to a number of families who had told him that their daughters were kidnaped and raped in the county.

After his sermon, the people were filled with rage and staged public protests against the insecurity against girls and women of their city.

Afterwards the cleric was questioned by other officials and media, and in response he recounted that he had been informed of the event after police caught a rapist who had admitted raping 41 women.

According to attorney general of the province, so far 3 families have filed for rape in the courts of the province and out of the three complainants just one has agreed to be examined by forensic gynecologists.

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