Saturday, October 25, 2008

Iran: desk-job

Gulamrza Amani (35), an activist of Azeri in Iran, died in a car accident.
Reports say that the accident occurred near Tabriz.
Amani was one of the activists of the movement for the rights of Iranian Azerbaijanis.
He was arrested several times for his political views and last detained in May, 2006.

A report made by an Iranian inspector in Iran confirmed that the activities from the in 2006 arrested group of Bahaí were strictly humanitarian in nature and did not involve the “illegal” teaching of the Baha’i Faith.
In 2006 a group of moslims and Bahaí were arrested, the moslims were released and 54 Bahaí were detained.
In 2007 they stood trial and three of the Bahaí,Haleh Rouhi, Raha Sabet, and Sasan Taqva were sentenced to prisonterms.Later a government spokesman said they had been engaged in anti-government "propaganda.”
The report said that the group was only engaged in humanitarian work for underprivileged youth in Shiraz. The group held classes in writing, drawing, hygiene and so on.
The confidential report, dated June 16th, 2008 and addressed to the representative of the Supreme Leader in Fars province and the imam Jum'ih of Shiraz, says that all of those interviewed for this investigation, indicated there was no mention of the Baha’i Faith during the classes.
The original report can be found here (fa).

According to information received from section A-D in Isfahan Prison, many bazaar merchants and young people who had participated in the demonstrations held in Isfahan Bazaar, are being detained and transported to this section of the prison.
At this moment they all are in solitary confinement.This section, like section 209 in Evin Prison, is managed by the Ministry of Intelligence.
The political prisoners are tortured in here and have no access to a lawyer or family.
Also Omid Khodaei, 29 was transferred to this section on the eve of his execution, October 14th, when he was hanged.

Hasan Zebhi, deputy prosecutor of Iran, told that over one hundredthousand people are banned from traveling or conducting transactions outside of Iran.
He also said that the cases are being reviewed in an effort to reduce the total numbers.
Sanction orders issued by subordinate Islamic organizations must be cleared with the deputy prosecutor’s office.
He said that the passport office is ordered not to accept any traveling sanction from any office, even on security-related cases.Such orders can only be issued by the deputy prosecutor’s office.
This prevents various agencies from taking any action on their own so that peoples’ rights are respected.
Also a traveling or a tradingban for economical reasons must be ordered by the deputy prosecutor’s office. After the revolution the central bank was mandated to issue a traveling ban against people who owed a bank. The order is still in effect.
The rule will be for six months, which, if necessary, may be extended.

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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