Thursday, October 23, 2008

iran: outspoken

Newspapers Etemad and Kargozaran report that the execution of Reza Alinejad is imminent.In 2003, when he was 17-year-old, he stabbed another boy, he claims in selfdefense.
He was sentenced to death, the verdict was thrown by the supreme court and the case sent to another court. The other court sentenced him to death and this time the verdict was approved by the supreme court.
The head of justice Hashemi Shahroudi has now approved the death sentence and sent the execution order to the prison where Reza is being held.

A Malaysian university has cancelled a scheduled speech by the Iranian human rights defender Nobel Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi entitled Islam and Cultural Diversity .
The University of Malaya has withdraw the invitation and an official said that the Malayan foreign office sent a letter "strongly advising" the organisers not to go ahead with the speech.
The vice-chancellor of the university told the French news agency AFP that the decision was made "out of respect for our Iranian students, who were not very happy".
The speech was supposed to begin a series of talks with speeches from among others Nobel laureate President Jose-Ramos Horta of East Timor and American activist Jesse Jackson.

Iraq has imported over half of the handicrafts produced in Hamadan over the past 6 months.
Hanmade glassware, wooden and leather handicrafts have been the main categories of exports to Iraq over the past two years.
France ranks second with imports for stone, ceramic and clay products.
Italy and Turkey come next with most of their purchases to ceramic and clay goods. Hamadan is known for her pottery since pre-history.
The city of Hamadan was founded by the Medes and was the capital of the Median empire around 600 BC.
After that Hamadan became one of the capital cities of the Achaemenid Dynasty.(558-330BC).

On the website of the National Council for Resistance in Iran is the report that a former member of the Research Division of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), Reza Malek made the shocking confession that during the execution of political prisoners in Iran 33,500 people were murdered.
He made this confession on a videotape addressed to the Secretary General of UNO.
Malek worked for MOIS during the time that Ali Fallahian was minister.
He was a collegue of Saeed Emami and was after Emami was arrested in connection to
the chain murders, arrested and transferred to section 209 of Evin Prison, which is led by MOIS and kept 7 years in solitary confinement.
In this video Malek says there are between 170 to 190 mass graves in various locations.
In Tehran alone, there are 100 secret prisons and torture chambers affiliated with the MOIS.
In the video addressed to Ban ki Moon he speaks about an underground expand of section 209 with soundproof cells and torturechambers.
He also said that 170 to 190 massgraves contains truckloads full of bodies.They included 11-12 year old children and pregnant women.
Malek says that this is the result of the velayat-e faqih (absolute clerical rule) regime, which has subjected all that is humane to death and destruction.

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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