Thursday, June 24, 2010

Iran: add

June 23 started the trial against Hossein Derakhshan, the "blogfather" in Tehran.
Derakhshan is imprisoned in Teheran since November 23.
According to Fars he is charged with working with "hostile" governments, propaganda against the Islamic establishment, propaganda in favor of antirevolutionary groups, insulting religious sanctities, and launching and managing “obscene" websites.
Derakhshan’s sister says on the blog (fa) made by his family, that her parents were not allowed in the courtroom during the June 23 trial session.
Newsweek published a backgroundstory.

In the month Khordad (June) were according to RAHANA at least 325 people in Iran arrested.
On the day of the anniversary of the election June 12, 91 people were arrested.
June 8, the commander of police in Tehran confirmed the arrest of 115 people following the implementation of the “Public Safety Project.”
June 9 14 students in Kerman are also arrested and in the first week of June were at least 6 students from Kamyaran arrested.
The report indicates that during the month Khordad 206 civilians, 69 students , 9 Kurdish activists, 7 Turkish activists, 5 people of religious minorities, 5 journalists, 4 political activists, 4 labor activists, 1 human rights activist, 1 womans right activist, and 13 other people were arrested under a variety of pretexts (the list includes a teacher, the head of a university, etc.).

Journalist and human rights activist Emaddedin Baghi is released after paying a bail from $200.000 .
Since December 2009 he was imprisoned in Evin prison.
The main charge is an interview, made 2 years ago with the late Ayatollah Montazeri.
He now faces additional charges of undertaking "propaganda against the state" and "colluding to commit acts against national security".
His trial is set on July 7.
Amnesty International considers him a prisoner of conscience and calls Iran to drop all charges against him.
source: amnesty international

According to newsagency ILNA the trial against 8 members of the group Jundullah started June 23.


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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