Sunday, November 23, 2008

Iran: outspoken

The deathsentence of Hossein Toranj who was sentenced to death for an alleged murder when he was 17 years old is confirmed by a supreme court.
The daily Kargozaran reported that the lawyer of Hossein Toranj has said that the murder was an accident and self-defence.

In the trial of 3 men accused of bombing of the mosque in Shiraz, the prosecutor Saturday called for the geeist deathpenalty.
Mohsen Eslamian, 21, Ali Asghar Pashtar, 20 and Rouzbeh Yahyazadeh,32,are on trial in Tehran, for allegedly bombing a mosque, "belonging to a terrorist group," cooperating with hostile armed groups, seeking to overthrow the Islamic system and planning to launch other bomb attacks.
The security forces originally detained 15 suspects and will ask the deathpenalty for 7 of them. Iran also accuses USA and Great Britain of financing the attackers.

The Iranian Foreign Minister said that Iran is seeking to release the ship which Tuesday was kidnapped by Somalian pirates.
The Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship Delight and 25 crewmembers is kidnapped for the coast of Yemen.The ship carried 36,000tons of wheat to Iran.
Earlier this year the Iranian ship Iran Deynat was kidnapped and released in October after payment of ransome.

The Tabnak Internet site reports that a underground rapsinger is arrested.Rapsinger Amir Tatalo had appeared in a video clip by a singer residing in Los Angeles. He was arrested upon his return in Iran.
The site Baztab reported that considering the increasing influence of negative rap singers, impacting the works of positive groups active in this area, wide-spread attempts are being conducted to detain the leaders.

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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