Friday, September 19, 2008

Iran: people

The human rights organization "Human rights Watch" and "Child Rights Information Network - CRIN" have taken initiative for a petition to end all executions of juvenile offenders.
Several other human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Iran Human Rights have joined the petition.
Every state in the world has undersigned treaties obligating them to ensure that juvenile offenders—persons under 18 at the time of the crime-are never sentenced to death.
The majority of states comply with this obligation, only five states are known to have executed juvenile offenders since 2005.
With this petition local, national, regional, and international non-governmental organizations from every part of the world, call on each UN member state to fully implement the absolute ban on the juvenile death penalty, as required by customary law, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and as highlighted by the Secretary-General’s recent study on violence against children.
The text of the petition can be found here.

The Lebanese newspaper Daily Star reports that daily Etemad writes that Iranian Minister of Energy Fattah Wednesday warned that power cuts also can be possible in autumn and winter.
He said that cheap electricity and the resulting high levels of consumption were to blame for the inability to meet demand.Also severe drought hit hydroelectric power generation.
In March 2005 previous parliament froze energy and fuel prices as a "gift to the Iranian people.".
The Ministry of Energy needs $4 billion to pay her debts and sits between a row between government and parliament about price.Fattah means that the decision has to be withdrawn, but the parliament doesn't agree.
But MPs say the government is to blame for a lack of investment in power generation.

Iranian media say that hackers hacked hundreds of websites of Shiite clerics and seminary schools.
Iranian statetelevision says that the hackers are Sunni moslims, situated outside of Iran.
Newsagency Fars reported that the hackers blocked acces to over 300 websites and were based in the United Arab Emirates.

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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