Monday, November 23, 2009

Iran: show

IRNA announced Sunday that Mohammad Ali Abtahi is temporarily released from jail on bail of $700.000.
The former vice-president was sentenced to 6 years in prison.
source: Reuter

Daily Jomhuri Eslami reported that 12 couples are arrested for engaging in illicit sexual acts, including swapping of partners.
The report also said that the couples runned a website, Iran Multiplication, to promote their activities.Those arrested held university degrees, some were government employees and had children.
No further details when or where they were arrested were given.
Extra-martital sex is forbidden in Iran.
source: AFP

In his first interview after his release Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari told he was beaten in prison and forced to sign a confession and that he contemplated to commit suicide.
Bahari was arrested in June while covering the unrest after the election.
He was accused of sending false election reports and disrupting public order by participating in illegal gatherings.
October 13, he was released.

Human Rights Activists in Iran reports that Mohammad Sadeghi and Hassan Asadi were brought in court in hand and ankle cuffs.
The charges against Sadeghi include conspiracy and association against the regime, as well as propagating against the regime through media interviews. Sadeghi was kept for 14 days in solitary confinement in ward 240 of Evin.He is now in Ward 209 with 3 Belgiannationals.
Asadi and Sadeghi were arrested November 3.

The deathsentence against Mohammad-Reza Ali-Zamani, is upheld in appeal.
Zamani is one of the accused in the showtrials.
Evidence, published since the initial ruling proves that Ali-Zamani was in prison at the time of the June presidential election and could not have played any role in the post-election events.
Zamani made a false confessuon during the show, under pressure and because of promises made to him.

Green Brief

Enduring America

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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