Monday, October 27, 2008

Iran: investigation

The Principalists bloc in Iranian parliament has voted in favor of impeachment of Interior Minister Ali Kordan.
November 4 he will face an impeachment vote.
The session will take 5 hours of which Kordan can use 3 hours to defend himself. President Ahmadinejad will also be present.
Kordan faces impeachment for possessing a forged Oxford University degree.

October 18, the house of Parastoo Alahyaari, a member of the Campaign was searched and a laptop, CDs,pictures and documents were seized.
Alahyaari, a member of the Volunteer Committee of the Campaign in Tehran,was at her work, but immediately came home after she was telephoned.She was summoned to appear in court immediately, where she was interrogated by Mr. Sobhani the investigative judge in charge of her case.Later that day she was released while she had to go on a business trip, but she is expected to turn herself in to the courts for more interrogation upon her return.
Friday, October 17, Alahyaari along with other members of the Volunteers Committee, was in Laleh Park, where they were approached by security agents who told them to leave the park.
Alahyaari and another member of the volunteers were asked to submit identification cards to the police, simply because one of the volunteers asked why they were being ordered to go.
It happens repeatedly that security agents go to the homes of members of the Volunteer Committee of the Campaign, to break up their meeting or deny public space in the form of conference halls and office space to convene their meetings.
This is why these volunteers decided to meet in Laleh Park.

Women’s rights defender and member of the One Million Signatures Campaign, Sussan Tahmasebi was prevented from traveling on Imam Khomeini International Airport tovisit her family and speak at several conferences on the One Million Signatures Campaign and women’s rights in Iran.
Her passport was restrained and when she returned home, 5 security agents presented a court order to search her home. A laptop, CD's books, papers and other personal belongings were taken.
They also presented her a summons, which requires that she present herself to Security Branch of the Revolutionary Courts within three days.

According to Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, lawyer to Esha Momeni, her parents said that she is accused over her activities in the women's signature campaign.
The lawyer was still not allowed to visit her.
Momeni was arrested October 15 and is detained in Evinprison. She holds both Iranian and US nationality.
The Iranian minister of foreign affairs said today that he had still not been informed of her situation by the judiciary.
Last year were four Iranians with American citizenship arrested and detained for more then 100 days.

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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