Monday, August 23, 2010

Iran: paved ways

August22, 2010 daily Kayhan reported that in the prison of Isfahan three men have been hanged.
Akbar Z. (33), convicted of keeping 826 grams of crack and 108 grams of opium, SHah S. (38), an Afghan citizen, convicted of trafficking and keeping 2 kilos of crack, and Hamidreza H. (28) convicted of keeping 1450 grams and selling kilos of crack, and being a drug addict.

Following unverified reports about a possible deathsentence for the Dutch/Iranian Zahra Bahrami, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Amnesty International expressed their concerns.
A spokesman for the ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that even though Bahrami was arrested 8 months ago, her family did not report it to the Dutch authorities until June 23, 2010.
During the past few months the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands has attempted to obtain an explanation from Iranian authorities, but none has been provided.
An extra delay formed not knowing Zahra Bahrami’s birthdate and her official nationality by authorities in the Netherlands.
A petition is here

The Committee of Human Rights Reporters (CHRR) reports about a letter, written by the niece of political prisoner Javid Lari , here is the English translation.
Lari has been sentenced to death by branch 15 of the revolutionary court for moharebeh(waging war with god) and Mofsed-Fel-arz (spreading corruption on earth).
He first was accused with “acting against national security”, which Judge Salavati later changed to Moharebeh. He was consequently sentenced to “execution without the possibility of amnesty”.
source: persian2english

August 22, 2010 were Hassan Asadi Zeidabadi and Ali Jamali, two members of Advare Tahkim Vahdat (Office for Consolidating Unity), arrested.
Zeidabadi was already 40 days in prison in September 2009 and Jamali has been threathened after being summoned.
Ahmad Zeidbadi, head of Advare Tahkim, Abdollah Momeni, the spokesman and Ali Malihi, the head of the Public Relations office are other members of Advare Tahkim that are currently held in prison.
source: HRHI

Parlemannews reported that a committee has been formed in the Article 90 commission of the parliament that is preparing a proposal so that the Guardian Council can have oversight on the actions of members of parliament, even after vetting of the nominees.
This means that the Guardian Council has the power to control every member of the parliament and should it decide that the actions or remarks of any member of the parliament is not in line with the political views of this council, it will have the capacity to remove such member from his or her seat in the parliament at any time.

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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