Saturday, August 28, 2010

Iran: shock

Yesterday an earthquake of 5,9 on Richterscale struck Iran.
The epicentre was located Semnan province, North of Tehran.
Three villages were damaged and at least 2 children died.
More then a dozen people were injured. Statetelevision reported that the shaking could be felt in Tehran.
source:, Iranian seismological center

Kurdish political prisoner Rahim Rashi is on day 36 of his hungerstrike in Mahabad prison.
His physical condition has deteriorated and he is connected to IV tubes.
In his trial last week court authorities banned his family from giving any interviews to the media.Rasht stated in the trial that his hunger strike will continue until he is released.His family said that he was arrested several times and every time, he has launched a hungerstrike until he was acquitted because he was able to prove his charges unfounded.
source: persian2english

Dr. Shiravi, a mechanical engineer professor at Shahid Chamran University in Dezful is arrested. He was the dean when the reformists were in power. Afterwards he stayed as a professor.
According to Advarnews Goftegooyeh Andisheh Organization was shut down at the same time as his arrest. Dr. Shiravi taught classes at the organization.
source: HRHI

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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