Thursday, September 18, 2008

Iran: writing

An earthquake measuring 5.0 magnitude on the Richter scale jolted September 17th at 22.13 local time Bandar Abbas near Queshm Island, Hormuzgan province in Iran.
Till now several aftershocks of 4.1 and 4 are felt.
Although the quakes caused panic among local residents, according to IRNA there are no reports of any casualty or damage to property.

According to the Committee to Support Hunger Strike by Kurdish Political Prisoners and Civil Rights Advocates were September 14, nine hungerstrikers in Oromieh Prison transferred to solitary confinement.
Their names are: Morad Diar, Mostafa Ali-Ahmad, Balal Chiligar, Nehad Tonjehar, Omar Chaparaz, Jomhoor Azgoch,Ahsan Tepoz and Yousef Atsaz.
37 political and civil rights prisoners had decided to go on hunger strike for an unspecified period of time,to protest the discrimination, torture and execution of the Kurd ethnic minority in Iran.
They composed a letter with conditions for ending the hunger strike and wanted to hand this to prison authorities. This was not allowed and the letter was torn.
After a second attempt to hand over a letter, the nine men were transferred into solitary confinement.

The Coalition of Human Rights Advocates in Iran reports that Parham Aghdasi is an ex-stdent atomic physics in the University of Bou-Ali Sina in the city of Hamedan. He is from the Baha'i-faith.
End 2006 he was expelled from university based on a ruling from 1991 that people of the BahaĆ­-faith not are allowed to study. As a solution for him it was suggested he should convert to islam.
He wrote different letters to the Ministry of Education and the Supreme Council of Revolution,which were not received by the addressants, this in violation of article 25 in the constitution.
Also he went to Tehran to personally visit the Ministry of Education, the entrance exam qualification center, and the Revolutionary Council. They all referred the responsibility to the jurisdiction of the other organizations.
After that he decided to go in court, but he did not have written evidence of his expulsion of the university.
And it proved to be impossible to obtain this order.
Every reference to his expell leads back to the secret document from 1991 .
Article 3, in reference to the position of the Bahaei in Iran states:
the regime must confront them in such a way that all means of progress and development are blocked to them
Also in reference to culture:
in universities, either during entry or while studying, Bahaeis must be expelled
The judge rejected the case, due to the missing order.

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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