Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Iran: further

Soon will a tri-partite agreement be signed between Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Iran, which allows Iran to import water from Tajikistan.
The website of the Iraanse ministry of Energy reported that this water will be used in powerplants.
The amount of water which Iran purchased is not known.

400 workers of the Sirjan Golgohar Iron Ore Company pelletsfactory in Kerman province are on strike since June 14th.
The strike started following the announcement of the results of the hiring exams of the company in which only 40 of the 500 workers had passed.
One of the strikers told the reformist website Kalemeh that they worked hard to actualize the pelletizing factory for the past five years but now the management is using the exams as an excuse in trying to get rid of them.

June 10th Shirin Ebadi launched the campaign to unconditional release of prisoners of opinion by International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Reporters Without Borders.

The first co-signers of this petition are: Shirin Ebadi, Lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Architect, sculptor and Nobel Peace Laureate, Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Jean-Francois Julliard, Secretary general of Reporters Without Borders, Souhayr Belhassen, FIDH President, Karim Lahidji, FIDH vice-President and President of LDDHI, Carole Bouquet, Actress, Catherine Deneuve, Actress, Lou Doillon, Actress, Yvan Attal, Actor and Director, Francois Cluzet, Actor, Marilou Berry, Actress, Clothilde Courau, Actress, Arielle Dombasle, Actress, Macha Meril, Actress, Charlotte Rampling, Actress, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Actress and Author, Charles Berling, Actor, Jeanne Moreau, Actress and Singer, Lambert Wilson, Actor and Producer, Marie-Christine Barrault, Actress, Juliette Binoche, Actress, Jane Birkin, Actress, Dominique Blanc, Actress, Agnes Jaoui, Actress, Mika Kaurismäki, Filmmaker, Cedric Klapisch, Filmmaker, Costa-Gavras, Film Director, Arthur H., Singer, Salif Keita, Singer, Bernard Allison, Singer, Camille, Singer, Angelique Ionatos, Singer and Composer, Misia, Singer, Julia Migenes, Lyrical Singer, Vince Gill, Singer and Composer, Ahmed Essyad, Composer, Ariane Mnouchkine, Producer, Olivier Py, Playwright and Director, Jean-Michel Ribes, Director and Playwright, Patrice Chereau, Stage Director, Isabelle Autissier, Sailor, Helen Jacquier, Francoise Lalande, Painter, Ferdinando Coloretti, Painter, Christos Chomenidis, Writer, Mahmoud Hussein, Writer, Vaclav Havel, Politician, Writer and Playwright, Abdelatif Laarbi, Writer, Abdelwahab Meddeb, Writer, Daniel Soil, Writer, Nadia Benjelloun, Writer, Marjane Satrapi, Author, Denis Olivennes, CEO of Le Nouvel Observateur, Roberto Saviano,Writer and Journalist, Jean-François Kahn, Journalist, Essayist and Politician, Caroline Laurent Simon, Journalist, Mark Simon, Journalist, Jean Louis Foulquier, Radio Presenter, Michel Drucker, TV Presenter, Stephane Bern, Journalist and Radio Host, Djenane Kareh Tager, Journalist and Writer, Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, Journalist and Writer, Zhou Qing, Journalist andResearcher, Laure Adler, Journalist and Writer, Bertrand Delanoe, Mayor of Paris.
The petition can be signed here.

According to the policechief in Tehran 91 people were arrested June 12th, but according to other sources are much more people arrested and taken to unknown locations while filming or taking photographs.
Also journalist Abdolreza Tajik, a member of Defenders for Human Rights Center is arrested for the third time within one year.
Narges Mohammadi, a close associate of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, and spokeswoman of the Defenders for Human Rights Center, was arrested at her residence in the evening of the 12th of June, 2010 by agents of the Intelligence Ministry.

Some 500 people gathered at the Behesht Zahrakerkhof in Tehran to attend a memorial service for the victims of the electionprotests in 2009.
Approximately 200 security agents had set up barricades at the entrance of the cemetery to block people from entering.
At least 30 people were arrested and dozens wounded in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters at the cemetery.

Mir Hossein Mousavi stated in the 18th "green charter" his goals and strategies.
English translation to be read here

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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