Sunday, September 07, 2008

Iran: healthy choice

The Iranian Council of Guardians has approved Friday June 12, 2009 as the date for the next presidential and parliamentarian midterm elections.
These elections will be the 10th Iranian presidential elections.

Women's rightactivists Nasim Khosravi and Raheleh Askarzadeh are acquitted by the Revolutionary Court of charges on spreading anti-Islamic Republic propaganda and acting against national security.
The daily Etemad reported that they were discharged based on Article 73 of the Constitution.

Government spokesman Gholam-Hossein Elham has spoken out strong governmental support for the controversial "Family Protection Bill".
The articles 23 and 25 of the bill concerning polygamy added by the government draw criticism from women's rights activists and Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi.
The newspaper Kargozaran says that Elham defended the article which openly promotes polygamy.
According to him is polygamy recognized by Iran's civil law and he recommended that Iranian women should accept it.

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran urges Iranian authorities to immediately release Ayatollah Kazemini Boroujerdi to receive urgently needed medical care.
His physician said in a letter that Boroujerdi suffers multiple healthproblems, heart and respiratory problems, kidney stone complications, as well as loss of 80 percent of his vision due to cataracts. He also lost 40kg of weight during his detention.
Boroujerdi is prosecuted by the Special Court for the Clergy for his advocacy for separation of religion and politics.
He is after initially being sentenced to death convicted to 11 years in prison, 10 of which must be served in exile in the city of Yazd.

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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