Thursday, October 30, 2008

Iran: man, woman, society

During a discussion about the impeachment of Interior Minister Ali Kordan, was Mohammad Abbasi, head of the Government's Office in parliament, who was trying to collect votes in favor for Kordan, attacked by a lawmaker from Tehran.
The official said he would file a lawsuit.
Kordan announced on Wednesday that he would never step down.
At an interview with Fars newsagency, member of parliament Avaz Heidarpour denied the attack and in turn accused Abbasi of paying US$5,000 in bribes to lawmakers in a bid to encourage them to withdraw their support from the impeachment motion.
These accusations were dismissed by Abbasi and another member of parliament, saing that the payment was part of the government's aid to the mosque construction projects in the parliamentarians' constituencies.

Human Rights Watch is concerned about the increasing pressure on woman rights activist in Iran.
In the past three years moren then 100 woman's rights activists were prosecuted and detained.

Ronak Safarzadeh and Hana Abdi remain detained in the city of Sanandaj, Kurdestan province , and Zeynab Beyezidi is imprisoned in Mahabad.

Other women are not allowed to leave the country, like Sussan Tahmasebi, who for the fourth time in two years is prevented from leaving the country.
Esha Momeni is arrested in Tehran and transferred to Evinprison, without having been charged with any offence.
The house of Parastoo Alahyaari is searched and she was presented with a summons to appear in court immediately.

All these women are members of One Million Signatures Campaign, a women's rights organization, founded by Iranian women to collect signatures in Iran, to raise awareness of Iranian laws that sanction discrimination against women.

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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