Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Iran: borders

Somalian pirates hijacked in the Gulf of Aden a vessel with a cargo of 36,000tons of wheat, which was heading for Bandar Abbas.
The ship was flying a Hong Kong flag but is operated by the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines.
The 25 crewmembers from Iran, The Philippines, India, Pakistand and Ghana are unharmed.
At this moment 4 vessels have been hijacked by pirates.
The Indian navy has sunk a pirates ship during a brief battle with the pirates.
Indian navy patrols the area to prevent piracy.

Ali Reza Jamshidi Iranian spokesman for the judiciary said that student Esha Momeni was free to leave Iran until "the trial time in the future."
Her father said that her travel documents were being held by authorities and that yet no date was set yet for the trial.
Momeni is an Iranian-American student on Cal State Northridge university who was arrested while researching for her thesis on womens rights activists.

According to the daily Kargozaran was the Kurdish journalist Bahman Tutunchi arrested Tuesday in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province.
Tutunchi is an independent journalist who was a member of the editorial board of the weekly "Kereftoo" until last year the publication was closed.
They did not say the reason for his arrest and where he would be taken.

Fars newsagency reported that Iranian securityforces killed several Kurdish PJAK rebels in Iranian Kurdistan near the Turkish border.
The rebels were Turkish nationals. They did not say when the operation took place.
Also four rebels were arrested.

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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