Saturday, July 24, 2010

Iran: further

President Ahmadinejad said that Iran will send a man in space by 2019.
In 2009 Iran launched a homemade satellite and in Februar a Kavoshgar-3 rocket with a rat, turtle and worms on board.
Telecommunication Minister Reza Taghipoir said earlier this month Iran will launch another satellite: Rasad 1.
source: BBC

Over the world rallies are being held to save the life of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani in Tabriz.
She was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, but the sentence was put on hold following an international outcry.
However, the deathsentence remains in place. Earlier this month, Azerbaijan officials said the execution would be "temporarily halted".
source: BBC

Kaviz Nouzdahi, Hooman Bakhtavar, Sima Rajabian and Nasrin Ghadiri are sentenced to 2 years in prison, for anti-regime propaganda, acting against national security by membership in Baha’i organizations, collaborating with foreigners after travelling abroad, organizing illegal gatherings, publishing and distributing books and CDs.
5 other Bahais are serving their prison terms for similar charges. Davar Nabilzadeh is summoned by Vakil Abad Prison to serve his prisonsentence.
source: HRHI

Studentactivist Azita Mizban of Birjand University , member of Central Islamic Student Council of Birjand, and editor of Sokoot a studentpublication, committed suicide two days ago.
Her friends are not aware of the motives behind her act.
In recent years, a considerable number of students have committed suicide as a result of social pressures and educational conditions and problems.
The number of female students committing suicide is higher than male students. Reports of the Ministry of Advanced Education state that out of every 28 cases of student suicides in Iran, seven of the victims are male and 21 are female.
source: persian2english

enduring america

podcast 22-28 July from IHRIC

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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