Monday, September 01, 2008

Iran: consequences

In the prison of the city of Noshahr is a man hanged.
The man H.P.A. was convicted for drugstrafficking.

IRNA wrote that Sunday,the head of Iranian judiciary, ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi said that Iranian Judiciary honors freedom of expression and that any case of banning a website needs a verdict from the court of justice.
He said that banning a website is within jurisdiction of the court of justice and that the executive body is not authorized to ban their activities.
In a letter to the prosecutor of Tehran, Shahroudi instructed him to adopt a procedure to back freedom of expression and inquire into any complaints when an internet site was accused of carrying an offense.
In this letter Shahroudi stressed that the decision was made in order to support the principle of freedom of speech and expression based on Iran's Constitution.
The order came after Ahmad Tavakkoli, a parlementarian, sent a letter to the ayatollah protesting against blocking his website known as Alef.
The site criticized the honorary doctorate degree of the Minister of Internal Affairs.
Earlier in August the website was blocked "for publishing false information".

Sunday an army helicopter crashed near the city of Lanjan, Isfahan province.
It was a Bell 206 training helicopter with two people onboard.
The helicopter crashed d into a boating regatta.
One person is missing and one person got leg injuries.
The cause of the crash is still unknown.

IRNA wrote that earthquakes cause $200 millions damage a year.
Natural disasters cause $30 billion in damage, of which $10 billion is due to quake-related incidents annually.
The deputy head of the construction committee of parliament said this at National Reinforcement Conference in Boroujerd Azad University in Lorestan province.
He also said that every year globally 46,000 people die of natural disasters, of which 10% is caused by earthquakes.
He said that once the government plan to reinforce rural housing units within 10 years, is operational, the quake-related damages would sharply reduce.

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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