Saturday, August 30, 2008

Iran: reminder

August 28 is in the prison of the city of Semnan a man hanged.
The man Mohammad Hassan B. was sentenced to death for drugstrafficking.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran writes that at a raid in Tehran Wednesdaynight, more then 1600 people have been arrested for "public security and morality reasons".
The deputy prosecutor general of Tehran says that all detainees will be handed over to prosecutors for building a case against them.These will be handled by capital's special court branch number 20.
The raid was held for the "boosting public security plan". Since the start of this plan in April 2007, tens of thousands of people, mostly women, were arrested by the "moral-police".

Friday, August 29, did family and friends commemorate the victims of the "1988 prison massacre" at Khavaran cemetary.
Officers of the State Security Forces (SSF), the Basij forces as well as other security agents were present to prevent this.
Two days prior to the ceremony, the Khavaran district, was cordoned off by the security agents for a two kilometer radius.
A number of the participants were arrested.
At Khavaran cemetary are many of the more then 30,000 mostly political prisoners, buried in massgraves.

The daily Etemad writes that Morteza Eslahchi, former secretary of the Islamic Student Association of the Allameh Tabatabie University and a current member of the association, has been summoned to the Revolutionary Court.
Majid Assadi from the same university, was released on bail after staying 50 days behind bars.

The daily Farda reports that women's rights activists are planning to gather in front of the parliament building for several times next week to protest against the "Family bill" which is pending the parliament's approval.
Article 23 of this law says that men do not need their wives’ permission to take a second wife.
In current law, the permission is necessary.

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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