Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Iran: cost

Various unofficial newssites report that December 26 two people were stoned to death at a cemetary in Mashhad.
A third man, who was also sentenced to death by stoning, managed to rescue himself by pulling himself out of the hole.
Iran Human Rights is investigating the details.

Iranian judiciary confirmed the arrest of Hossein Derakhshan, nicknamed the "Blogfather".
Judiciary spokesman Alireza Jamshidi said at a newsconference that Derakhshans case is in a preliminary investigative stage at a revolutionary court and that he is currently in incarceration in a jail in Tehran.
Other reports mention that Derakhshans was arrested November 1st.
The spokesman did not give further details.

Iranian students did temporarily occupy Gholhak Garden at the British Embassy in Tehran.
A spokesman of the British Foreign Office confirmed this.
Nobody of the British was hurt.
According to a student this happened to protest against the British government's support for the Israeli attacks on Gaza.

The Iranian Parliament has approved a bill presented by President Ahmadinejad to eliminate the subsidy on basic commodities.
Tuesday he presented a new bill to cut costly energy subsidies and redistribute a larger portion of the sum among citizens.
The bill is part of an economic reform plan of which the government claims it would enable to reduce dependence on oil revenues and tackle the country's root economic problems, including rising inflation.
Part of the sum will be spent on creating job opportunities, expanding the public transportation system and raising non-oil exports.
The newspaper Etemad wrote that the deputy director of Iranian Central Bank said that if the bill is approved, prices of vital supplies such as gasoline and electricity will dramatically increase and that inflation will rise 11 to 15%.
In recent weeks, the inflation rate has reached almost 30 %.

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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