Sunday, August 17, 2008

Iran: official

The Music Office of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in Iran has denied the news pertaining live concert of Irish singer Chris de Burgh in Tehran.
The report says that no official request in this regard has been submitted to Music Office.
The Music Office urges the mass media to make sure of the authenticity of any report before releasing it.

Zeynab Bayzeydi from Mahabad, Kurdistan, is sentenced by court to four years in exile in the city of Zanjan, in West Azarbaijan Province.
She was arrested July 9th.
The Human Rights Organization of Kurdistan criticized the judicial proceedings, particular the absence of a defense lawyer, and the unclear nature of the charges.Zeynab Bayzeydi submitted a letter objecting to the charges against her and the sentence issued in her case, except for her cooperation with the One Million Signatures Campaign.
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network there are now eight people sentenced to death in Kurdistan province.
Their names are:
Adnan Hasanpour (journalist)
Hava Botimar (civil rights activist and journalist)
Farzad Kamangar (teacher and civil rights and human rights activist)
Anvar Panahi (teacher and civil rights activist)
Farhad Vakili (civil rights activist)
Ali Hardarian (civil rights activist)
Arsalan Olyaei (civil rights activist)
Habibullah Latifi (student and civil rights activist)

Yaghoub Khezri, 81, an exile-Iranian, living in USA for thirty years, returned 2004 to visit Iran.He got arrested and was sentenced april 2005 to three and a half years in prison and 99 lashes on charges of "womanizing and immoral acts".
Last month he was released and after many difficulties returned to New York.
New York Times reports about it.

In Iran there are childoffenders, still on death row.

Children are being hanged to death.
A child will be hanged to death.

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