Saturday, November 29, 2008

Iran: movements

Three men convicted of a mosque bombing in Shiraz in April, are sentenced to death by a court in Tehran.
The daily Kayhan reported that Mohsen Eslamian, 21, Ali Asghar Pashtar, 20 and Rouzbeh Yahyazadeh, 32, are convicted of Mohareb(enemy of god) and Mofsed fil al-Arz (corrupt on earth).
When the verdict is confirmed by the Supreme Court they will be hanged in Shiraz.
Initially there were 15 suspects arrested, seven of them are charged with involvement in the attack, three of whom confessed to being brainwashed by a Western group.

Two independent United Nations experts on human rights issues voiced deep concern over the Iranian Government's increasingly severe crackdown on advocates of the rights of women in recent years. Men and women involved in the One Million Signatures Campaign have been particularly targeted.
Margaret Sekaggya, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders and Yakin Ertürk, Special Rapporteur on violence against women,say they sent 18 communications to the Iranian authorities concerning violations committed against over 70 human rights defenders involved in the OneMillionSignatures campaign.

In their joint statement the Rapporteurs urged the Government to abide by its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women, and respect the rights of women's rights activists to freedom of association and peaceful assembly, and to freedom of opinion and expression.

Mahdieh Golroo, Sadiq Shojai, Saeed Feyzallahzadeh, and Majid Dari are 4 students who started a sit-in demonstration at Alameh Tabataba'i University and were arrested by security agents.
All four are detained in Evin prison.
In may 2007 , when elections for the Islamic Student Association took place , a total of eight students, including those detained, were suspended by the University’s Disciplinary Committee and thus prevented from continuing their education.
The suspended students formed the Right to Education Committee, and since then they seek admittance to the university.

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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