Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Iran: pressure

Studentactivist Majid Tavakoli was yesterday-evening transported to the prisonhospital of Evinprison after he lost consciousness as a result of a hunger strike he and 16 other political prisoners began 15 days ago to protest their transfer to solitary confinement and the violation of their legal rights.
Six days ago he went a step further in his hungerstrike by cutting out water as well.
Twitter reported this morning that his condition is not worsening.
Other, not exactly confirmed reports claim that the other hungerstrikers ended their action.
source: persian2english

It is reported that 3 days of clashes in Dahdez, province Khuzestan took the lives of 7 people.
The clashes came after people in the city waged protests over serious chronic shortages and problems in basic services in the city and province.
source: droi.wordpress.com

In a letter to Supreme Leader Khamenei, the head of Iranian justice Sadegh Larijani, requested permission to the execution of 1120 deathsentences.
Normally deathsentences are carried out after they have been upheld by the Supreme Court.
International pressure on Iranian authorities and world public opinion, made Larijani ask the Leader’s approval for carrying out the executions..
source: en.irangreenvoice

Interview of VOA with humanrights lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei.

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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