Thursday, July 29, 2010

Iran: Question

There still is no information about the whereabouts of Reza Shahabi, a member of the board of directors of Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate who was arrested June 12.
Since then he was allowed to have 3 phoneconversations with his family, the last one was in the beginning of July.
The Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate condemns the arrest and demands his immediate release.
source: iranlaborreport

Amnesty International made a statement urging Iranian authorities to stop the harassment of humanrightslawyer Mohammad Mostafaei whose whereabouts have been unknown since shortly after he was released from questioning by judicial officials last Saturday.
His wife and brother in law were arrested later that evening.
Mostafaei is defence lawyer for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani,the woman who was sentenced to death by stoning and of many juvenile offenders.

Human Rights Watch asks in a statement that the Iranian Judiciary should provide urgent medical care to Kurdish humanrightslawyer Mohammad Sadigh Kaboudvand and free him. He is serving a prisonsentence from 11 years.
July 15 Kabouvand suffered what may have been a stroke and he has been experiencing severe neurological problems.
Kaboudvand is one of dozens Kurdisch dissidents who are imprisoned in Iran.
Currently 16 Kurds are sentenced to death: Zeynab Jalalian, Rostam Arkia, Hossein Khezri, Anvar Rostami, Mohammad Amin Abdolahi, Ghader Mohammadzadeh, Habibollah Latifi, Sherko Moarefi, Mostafa Salimi, Hassan Tali, Iraj Mohammadi, Rashid Akhkandi, Mohammad Amin Agoushi, Ahmad Pouladkhani, Sayed Sami Hosseini, and Sayed Jamal Mohammadi.

July 17 womanrightsctivist and member of the One Million Signatures Campaign Mahboubeh Karami was transferred to the prisonhospital of Evinprison to undergo a scheduled septoplasty surgery.
Karami cancelled the surgery to demonstrate against restrictions imposed on her by prison officials.
Karami suffers from respitory problems and depression.
source: persian2english

According to the Iranian interior minister were 9 people arrested in connection with the Zahedan terrorist attack, which left 27 people dead.
Two of them are indicted and 7 others are suspected of aiding the terroristst.
The minister said that measures are taken against terrorism.

The Independent publishes an interview with two members of the rockband Blurred Vision from Canada.
Their family fled Iran in the late 1980s and settled in Toronto. They covered the song "Another brick in the wall" for students in Iran.

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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