Sunday, December 28, 2008

Iran: causes

Last week 549 people died in Tehran due to heart and respiratory problems. According environmental experts this is because of air pollution.
Mehrnews reported that 481 of these people died of heartproblems.
Despite rainfall in the end of last week, airpollution in Tehran has reached a dangerous level.
The Ministry of Health warns that both the government and private organizations are legally obliged to regularly follow up the issue of air pollution.
It is almost impossible to blame airpollution as the solely cause of death.
The minister said that his ministry does not blame other institutions for problems related to air pollution, but issues warnings when the situation is critical.

According to reports Ebrahim Madadi is arrested (en) , (fa) from the Employment Office in Tehran by plain-clothed security personnel. Madadi is Vice-President of the ITF-affiliated Tehran Bus Workers' Union (Vahed Syndicate).
Two Executive Board members of the union have also been verbally summoned by the secret police.
They and other unionmembers protested to the arrest of Mohsen Hakimi, a member of the 'Iranian Writers' Association' and the 'Coordinating Committee to Form Workers' Organisations' December 22.
He is detained in section 209 of Evin prison.
In the previous week, an auto worker, Bijan Amiri, at Pars Khodro factory was also arrested for unknown charges.

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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