Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Iran: ground

On Democratic Republic of Iran website is a translation of a fine handed down by Iran’s morality police to a woman for using nail polish while walking in public.
Offences are:
Glasses over the hair: 180,000 Rials
Short jacket: 250,000 Rials
Bright (green and red) jackets: 250,000 Rials
Nail polish for each figure: 5,000 Rials
Make-up: 250,000 Rials
Light hair (depending on the colour): From 500,000 to 1,500,000 Rials.
By Islamic law women must be covered from head to foot, with their hair completely veiled, and social interaction is banned between men and women who are not related.
Past weeks there was a heavy crackdown by the moralspolice in the country.
President Ahmadinejad told earlier this month in an interview that he opposes such actions.
These remarks have drawn the wrath of fellow hardliners and several top clerics who have criticized him for opposing the police crackdown.
source: droi.wordpress.com

The supreme leader is firmly against the release of arrested students.
The wife of Mehdi Karroubi, Fatemeh, suggested this.
According to reports he said that he is surprised by this suggestion, and that if someone is guilty of an offence, they have to be confronted. If they are not at fault, they will obviously be released.
During an attack on Tehran University dorm, after the disputed election, officially 91 students were arrested. The opposition claims the number of students arrested on this night is closers to the hundreds.
source: astreetjournalist.com

Six days after the arrest of journalist and member of Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC), Abdolreza Tajik his family has been unable to obtain information on his condition.
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned that the simultaneous arrests of Narges Mohammadi and Abdolreza Tajik, both members of DHRC, are directly related to the television’s broadcast of a libelous program against Shirin Ebadi, head of the DHRC.
source: en.irangreenvoice.com

June 10 were 8 students arrested in Shiraz. According to their lawyer they had a permit to organize a seminar on behalf of the association Tose’eh Melli.
The arrested are: Farshid Rezazadeh, manager of Tose’eh Melli publication, Hamideh Moradi, editor-in-chief of the publication Mehrdad Razmjooyi, Atena Alavi, Najmeh Sotoodeh, Payman Hajizadeh, and Masoud Shams.There are separate reports of other student arrests, but the number is unknown.
source: persian2english

360 Municipalityworkers in the city of Abadan went June 10 in strike. They did not receive their wages for several months.

The Bakery Workers in the Kurdish City of Saghez win their demands for their wages and end their strike.
source: iranlaborreport.com

enduring america

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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