Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Iran: disposed

With 188 votes in favor, 14, against and 45 votes abstained is Interior Minister Ali Kordan impeached.
Ali Kordan confessed of holding a forged Oxford University degree.

GlobalVoicesOnline reports that former jailed blogger Mojtaba Saminejad writes (fa)> in his blog that he and his wife are threatened by security agents because of his blog and political ideas.
He also writes that his wife has been under pressure by security agents to complain against him.

A group of journalists from Zanjan province published a statement in which they protest against the increasing censorship on the press and say that they now feel more than ever threatened by job insecurity.
According to ILNA the statement says among other things that recently in Zanjan journalists, working for the newspaper Marmodm-e No en masse are fired. Proprietars and journalists are forced under pretexts to step aside from media-activity every day. Regardless what pretext it is based on, it targets the job security of journalists.

Iranian intelligence officers confiscated 1,270 kilograms of narcotics when they disbanded a drugssmugglers gang.
Iran, which lies at the drug smuggling route to the West, has waged a 30-year campaign against illegal drug trade.
The Secretary General of Iran’s Drug Control Headquarters said last month that Iran spent over 600 million dollars in just the last two years to dig canals and build barriers with barbed wire to seal off the borders.

In Iran there are childoffenders, still on death row.

Children are being hanged to death.
A child will be hanged to death.
Poster amnesty.nl

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