Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Iran: reduce

In Roudan, Hormozgan province are a pregnant woman and her husband sentenced to death for drugstrafficking.
According to the ISCAnewsagency Shahla and Shahram B are convicted of keeping 800 grams of heroin. They confessed that poverty was the reason why they wanted to sell drugs.
The prosecutor told ISCAnews that although the court has sentenced them to death according to the law, they asked the judiciary to reduce their punishment to life in prison,due to the circumstances and the pregnancy of the wife.

The severe drought has caused this year's crop of saffron to fall sharply in Iran.
The president of Iran Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) says that the costs of 1kg saffrons is $2,000 compared with about $3,000 a year ago.
He told Reuters that saffron output may fall below 100 tonnes in 2008, less than half the level of 235 tonnes reached three years ago.
Saffron is worldwide used in ricedishes and other food.
Compared to the $70 billion export from oilindustries, the annual $200 to $300 million from the saffron sector seems small.
100,000 people are directly or indirectly involved in farming the spice.
(photo: KENPEI's photo, wikimedia)

In the run-up to Students Day, December 6, hundreds of students of Amir Kabir University demonstrated against new restriction on campus.
They gathered outside Student Admissions Office and then marched toward the main gate to Hafez Street.

In Iran there are childoffenders, still on death row.

Children are being hanged to death.
A child will be hanged to death.
Poster amnesty.nl

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