Iran detains filmmaker: report

Iran on Sunday detained a documentary filmmaker for “insulting officials” of the Islamic republic, the ISNA news agency reported.

Mohammad Nurizad “was summoned and after arraignment … bail was set for him but since he couldn’t afford it, he was sent to prison,” the Tehran public and revolutionary prosecutor’s office said, quoted by ISNA.

Iran admits 3 prisoners were beaten to death

Iran’s hard-line judiciary acknowledged for the first time Saturday that at least three prisoners detained after June’s disputed presidential election were beaten to death by their jailers, confirming a key claim by the country’s opposition movement.