Sunday, November 16, 2008

Iran: power

According to Afghan statistics two out of three Afghan refugees who returned home from Iran over the past six years have again sought refuge in Iran.
Poverty, economic difficulties, and poor healthcare have forced two million Afghans to return to Iran.
900,000 Afghans in Iran have an official permit.
Last week said the Iranian Labor Minister that more than two million illegal foreigners are currently working in Iran.In October more than a tenth of Iran’s native workforce was unemployed.
Iran now hosts around 967,000 registered refugees, most of whom are from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Last week was a great drill of suppressive power by security forces in Tehran.
Unusual heavy weaponry, like mortars and military vehicles was used.
This is the first time that authorities intimidates the public that openly.
According to a policeofficer the plan is to turn Tehran into an island of security and serenity soon without room for criminals to commit a crime.
30,000 agents of State Security Forces (SSF) with 4,000 military vehicles and 50 helicopters guaranteed Tehran's security during the maneuvers.
Here and here are pictures of the maneuvers.

A court in Qom sentenced Amir Ali Mohammad Labaf, member of the Nematollahis or Gonabadi Dervishes order based in the province of Khorassan Razavi to five years in prison, 74 lashes and exile to the city of Babak.
The daily Kargozaran reported that the court ruled that his holding of prayers as a Sufi was "a case of spreading lies".
Sufism is not illegal in Iran, but the practice is frowned upon by many conservative clerics who regard it as an affront to Islam.

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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