Friday, December 05, 2008

Iran: alternate

According to Iranians Minister of Justice Iran is studying if alternative punishments could shut down its places of confinement.
This could lead to a legal reform that would cede extra judicial authority to legal practitioners so they can rule the alternatives.
He also said that the government was trying to increase the prison facilities and providing apprenticeship-training programs for the inmates.

IRNA reported that the 16 policeofficers who were kidnapped by the group Jundollah (Soldiers of God), all were killed.
The kidnappers brought the abducted policemen to Pakistan.Last month they said they had killed four of the hostages.
They wanted the release of 200 of its jailed members in exchange for the kidnapped.
Irans negotiations with the group were fruitless. The deputychief of police says that Iran is investigating how to retrieve their bodies from Pakistan.
Jundolla is a violent sunni moslimgroup that operates in Sistan-e-Baluchestan province.
The leader is thought to have links with al Qaeda,

In Qaemshahr 49 people got arrested who wore "satanic" western-style clothes and haircuts.
Also five local barber shops were closed and twenty more warned for "promoting western hairstyles".
The crackdown against inappropriate or western clothing started more than a year ago.

Studentmembers of Amnesty International from all over the world have aired a video during their annual conference to support womans rights defenders and the OneMillionSignature Campaign in Iran.
The video inclusively a beautiful Kurdish song accompanying the video can be seen here.

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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