Friday, September 26, 2008

Iran: conceptions

The Coalition of Human Rights Advocates in Iran reports that political prisoner Sayed Mostafa Alavi-Jodaei is transferred from Rajaei prison in Karaj to section 209 of Evin prison in Tehran.
His wherabouts were kept secret for more then one week, and the authorities refuse to give him access to his vitally important medications for his heart condition.
There is no clear indication as to why he was transferred to section 209 in Evin prison.

A man, Mojtaba, and a woman, Tahere, are sentenced to death by a court in Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan province, for adultery and the murder of the woman's husband.
In 2007 they killed the husband of Tahere and are sentenced to death. There was still no punishment for the adultery. In Iran adultery is punished by dead through stoning.
Human rights organization are concerned that Tahere and Mojtaba could be facing death by stoning. Although Iranian justice has recently said that "stoning as punishment is suspended in Iran", Human rights defenders are concerned that other methods of execution could replace stoning.

According to the site "Iranian human rights activists" Nemat Safavi (20) is sentenced to death for "lavat" (sexual acts between men).The sentence is now sent to the supreme court for final approval.
In 2006 Nemat was arrested, which makes him a minor offender.
The same site reports that Hamzeh Chavi (19), and Loghman Hamzehpour (20),were sentenced to death by a court in Sardasht in Februar 2008 for sexual acts between men.

GlobalVoicesOnline writes that the Association of Iranian American Writers have published a website. On this website are news,a blog, profiles and excerpts of Iranian American writers.

The daily Kargozaran reports that Branch 21 of the court of appeal in Tehran confirmed that the sentence of a six-month imprisonment and 10 lashes for Nasrin Afzali,is suspended.
In March 2008 she was arrested along with other women after they were not allowed to be at a courtsession, and transferred to Evinprison.
The women were charged with gathering and collusion, endangering national security, disturbing the peace and resisting a police order.
The women were ultimately sent to Branch 13 of the revolutionary court, where a number of women were put on trial and then were found innocent and released, and a number of accused women, received six months imprisonment and 10 lashes for disturbing the peace.

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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