Thursday, October 09, 2008

Iran: postpone

In bazars from Isfahan, Mashhad an Tabriz shopkeepers went on strike. This happened because of the governmental plan to introduce value added tax.
Traders and shopkeepers on the bazar withdraw their money from banks to protest against the law,because they say that it will cause price increases which they will have to pass on to consumers.
Bazaars in Iran play an important political as well as economic role.
The daily Yaari writes that in Isfahan not only the shops closed but that there were also protests with demonstrators blocking the city's main streets.
According to Washington Post the government suspended the implementation temporarily.

Iranian police has arrested a notorious drug smuggler who runs a gang of armed men in Eastern and Southeastern Iran.
Alizehi, also known as Sardar was smuggling drugs from Afghanistan to Iran.
In the past year Iran confiscated 4 tons of narcotics from the drugsring.

Footballplayer Ali Karimi is called by coach Ali Daei for the next game from Iran's national footballteam.
It is the first time since his suspension in May, that the international, who played for the national team 109 times, will play for Iran.
October 15th Iran meets North Korea.

In an interview with the Committee of Human Rights Reporters, the father of Amir Karim Bahram said that his son's execution is halted by Ayatollah Shahroudi pending the appeal court review. He was sentenced to death for a murder he allegedly committed in a group fight when he was 15 years old.

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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