Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Iran: ban

The daily Hamshari writes that in the prison of Isfahan a man is hanged.
He was not identified, but he was convicted of murdering and robbing two people three years ago.

November 25 has the group Iranian Students send a letter (pdf) Dutch to the Dutch government asking to end the decision to exclude Iranian students from certain Master programmes.
According to them this decision violates Dutch Constitution and international Human Rights.
According to the Dutch government the decision is in line with Resolution 1737 of UN, which calls member states to be cautious with respect to the provision of proliferation sensitive information to Iran.
The students urge the Dutch government to withdraw this unjust decision and put an end to discrimination in education.

November 8, Rahman Rahimpour, a Kurdish student is abducted in front of his friends in one of the city’s streets and was taken to an undisclosed location.This happened four days after he held a sit-in in Oromieh university.
Since then his familymembers have not been able to obtain any information on his whereabouts or the reason for his arrest.The Ministry of Intelligence in Orumieh states that they have no information on his whereabouts.
A number of students in Oromieh University have composed a letter addressed to the chairman of the university and have said that in case of continued uncertainty regarding the condition of Mr. Rahimpour, they will organize a widespread demonstration.

Iran has lifted a ban on cinema magazine Donya-ye Tasvir (World of the Image).
The magazine was banned in March for printing "decadent and corrupt" articles. The magazine carries reports about filmstars and films.
The court Branch 27 in Tehran lifted the ban after the magazine appealed and the editor hopes to publish the new issue of the magazine by December / January.

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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