Monday, September 22, 2008

Iran: count

Iran Human Rights said that Rooz Online writes that the prosecutor in the city of Mash-had announced Tuesday that in prison of Mashhad alone there were 500 death row inmates convicted of drug dealing.
There is also an increase in the consumption of drugs and alcoholic beverages.
No further details were given but he said that the 500 convicts are being kept seperate from other convicts with death punishment.
In the middle of August the public relationdepartment of the judiciary in Khorasan Rasavi said that 4400 people were arrested in drugsrelated cases.
The head of police in the city of Dshtestan, Bushehr province announced that with a population of 250,000, the number of death row inmates in the jails stands at 150 people.

1340 Iranian civil and political activists issued a statement condemning the media accusations launched against Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi.
Especially Kayhan Daily and the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), have engaged in malicious libel against Ms. Ebadi.
They remind government officials that in accordance with article 20, 22, and 23 of the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran as well as Article 3 of the International Declaration of Human Rights, of which the Iranian government is a signatory, that the right to judicial and political security, the right to life and dignity, and human rights in general, including the right to freedom of expression and thought, are among the national and international commitments of the government.
The original statement and view the signatures in Farsi are here.

According to Farsnews, half of all internetusers in the Middle East are situated in Iran. Iran ranks 2nd in the Middle East with this.
Also, Iran has about 465,000 broadband users, more than any other country in the Middle East except for Israel.

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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