Monday, September 15, 2008

Iran: halt

In Iran is the deathsentence for Rahim Ahmadi, 20, approved by the Head of Justice ayatollah Hashemi Sharouhdi.
He is sentenced to death for a murder he committed when he was 15. According to his lawyer he acted from self-defence,which the court did not pay attention to.
According to lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei 6 more children are sentenced to death.
Saber Sharbati, Mohammad Rasouli, Iman Shirvani, Vahid Latifi, Mehdi Riyahi, Hossein Azad.
The last three names can be the same as those only named by first names on the list of Stop Child Execution.

The Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance (MCIG) warned newspapereditors not to publish reports about executions in the country.
In two separate letters from the ministry, the editors of Kargozaran and Etemaad dailies were ordered not to publish news of executions in particular that of minors, since they have adverse international effects.
Also, journalists insisting on covering the news should be laid off.
In the past few weeks, agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) contacted editorials across the country ordering them to fire reporters eager to cover executions.
The dailies Kargozaran, Etemaad, Etemaad-Meli and Sarmaeh as well as Shahrvand weekly are on top of the list of warned newspapers so far.
According to National Council of Resistance of Iran have the names of suspected columnists, news editors, and reporters of various dailies and publications appeared on the MOIS's black list.
The MOIS has demanded that all the firings end before the presidential elections next June. The editors were strictly ordered not to mention anything about MOIS pressure.

According to National Council of Resistance of Iran a group of physicians striked Friday outside the local office of the Organization of Iranian Physicians (OIP) in Shiraz.
They protested to their unpaid benefits for last six months.Despite mandatory regulations set by the OIP, the private hospitals have refused paying the striking physicians.
Physicians are supposed to have the highest pay grade in the country. However, in many cases, suppressive measures adopted by the government have caused major problems for physicians.

Interior Minister Kordan said that a group of experts will head to Afghanistan and Pakistan to negotiate the release of the hostages and to discuss border security issues.
In june has the Jondollahgroup abducted 16 borderguards in Sistan-e-Baluchestan and transferred them to Pakistan. They claim to have killed four of the hostages.
In the beginning of August kidnapped unknown gunmen two Iranian civil engineers from their construction workshop in Afghanistan's western province of Herat. Those men were employees of the Islamic Republic's 115 Road Construction Company, which is in charge of highway constructions in the province of Herat in Afghanistan.

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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