Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Iran: written

7 members of Jundallah group will be tried on charges of mohareb (fighting against god) and the membership of the terroristic group of Abdolmalek Rigi. The head of the judiciary in Sistan-Baluchistan province told this to Fars news agency.

Reporters without Borders reports that November 22, journalist Sasan Aghaei of the daily Farhikhteghan is arrested by agents of the Ministry of Information after they searched his home.
Aghaei, who also edits the blog Azad Tribun, is the third journalist of Farhikhteghan who is arrested since the election.
The other two, Masoud Bastani and Reza Norbakhsh are sentenced to 6 years in prison.
Reza Rafiee Foroshani, is sentenced to 7 years in jail plus a suspended sentence of 5 years in jail, on a spycharge.
Ahmad Zeydabadi is sentenced to a jailterm of 5 years, followed by living in exile in the city of Gonabad. At the same time, the amount of bail for a provision release was increased to 260,000 euro.
Mehdi Hossinzadeh was arrested July 31. Since then the authorities have said nothing about his case.
Bahaman Ahamadi Amoee was arrested June 20 together with his wife, Jila Baniyaghoob. Jila Baniyaghoob is released August 19. Bahaman Ahamadi Amoee has spent 65 days in solitary, one week ago he was transferred to Ward 350, but he is brought back to Ward 209.
He is ill and has fever.His lawyer is still not allowed to contact him after 5 months.
source: RSF

In an interview with CNN Canadian-Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari tells about his 4 months of detention.


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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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