Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Iran: (im)possibilities

Esha Momeni, 28, is released on a bail of $200,000.
Daily Los Angeles Times reports that her father said that she is not allowed to leave the country and is charged with 'acting against national security' and "propagating against the system".
Esha Momeni, an American-Iranian student was arrested October 15th and transferred to Evinprison.
She was working on a studyproject for her thesis about the OneMillionSignatures Campaign.

Iranian parliament has set new limits for people wishing to run for president.
Applicants must be aged between 40 and 75 and hold the equivalent of a master's degree. They must also have already served in a national post such as president, vice-president, minister, judiciary, military or broadcasting official, or as mayor of a major city.
Faculty members ranked assistant professor and above, lawyers with more than 10 years' experience, the leaders of recognized political parties, directors and editors of newspapers and private company directors are also eligible to register.
Ex-president Seyyed Mohammad Khatami, Head of the Iranian Expert Assembly's Center for Strategic Research, Hojjatoleslam Hassan Rowhani, and the secretary general of Iran's National Confidence Party Mehdi Karroubi are expected candidates.

500 teachers in Kurdistan province undersigned a letter to the head of the judicial branch and demanded to withdraw the deathsentence of Farzad Kamangar.
Karmangar is a Kurdish teacher and human rightsactivist who is sentenced to death for being a member of a terrorist organization and moharebeh(enemy of god).

According to Tehran Times IRNA reported that a Dutch businessman, in a joint venture with an Iranian partner will construct a hotel in the city of Yazd.
IRNA reports that Sebastian Straten wants to expand capacity of hotels on the Silk Road, an ancient trade route that linked China to the Mediterranian area.
To do so he wants to construct hotels in the cities of Isfahan, Shiraz and Qasvin.
Straten came to Iran for the first time in 2005 and says that Iran has lots of potentials for tourists.

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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