Saturday, November 15, 2008

Iran: terms of condition

After giving a sermon in which he criticized actions by the government taken on January 26, was Mamoosta-Ayoub Ganji, a sunni cleric, arrested.
He was released from Hamedan prison on bail, October 2. Another condition for his release included a stipulation that he avoid wearing Kurdish traditional clothing and that he not goes to Ghaba Mosque, or give any sermons.
Reports say that he is re-arrested on October 26, and was transferred to Hamedanprison again.
There has not been any further information provided regarding his condition , according to doctors, he requires medical care and treatment.

A commission in Iranian parliament has been tasked with investigating the authenticity of the academic credentials of Iranian authorities.
The chairman of the Education and Research Commission has suggested that the authencity of postgraduate degrees will be examined by the parliament.
The parliamentary presidential advisor is suspected to have a bogus PhD degree, since his certificate resembles the dismissed Interior Minister's.

The spokesman of the Parliament Cultural Commission said that the controversial Article 23 of the Family Bill has been wiped off the bill.
According to womens right organizations, the article could facilitate polygamy.
The draft of the bill has been sent back by parliament during approval.

Turkey wants to increase its natural gas imports by up to 8 billion cubic meters.
At the moment Turkey imports 10 billion cubic meters, which is 30% of its annual natural gas needs but consumption is growing fast.
An anonymous source in the Turkish Ministry of Energy said that his country has requested a discount on the price to cover any new investments needed to import the gas.

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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