Thursday, December 08, 2011

Iran: more

November 29, 2 men have been hanged in public in Kermanshah.
The men Meysam Rokhsareh and Hamed Haghi were sentenced to death for kidnapping and rape.
Six other prisoners were hanged in Dizel Abad Prison.
A former inmate told that in Wards 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8 of Dizel Abad Prison are hundreds of prisoners who are sentenced to death for rape or drugsrelated charges.

More then two months ago, the journalist Amir Ali Allamehzadeh has been arrested. His family has been permitted only limited contact.
Currently he is detained in IRGC’s Ward 2-A in Evin Prison. His sister told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that she and her family have nothing heard about the charges.
Although Allamehzadeh was the International Desk Editor of ILNA News Agency, medical issues have stopped him from practicing journalism in recent years.

The family of the Kurdish political prisoner Anvar Hussein Panahi wrote an open letter to Dr. Ahmad Shaheed, Special Rapporteur at the United Nations.
Panahi was sentenced to death 4 years ago for a crime he did not commit, but due to international pressure the verdict was commuted to 6 years in prison.

USA presented a virtual embassy with Iran, which was blocked by Iranian authorities today, one day after its launch. Among other things the site gave information about U.S. travel visas and university admission.
The U.S. embassy in Tehran has been closed since the 1979 Revolution.
The head of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian parliament rejected the USA action.

CPJ reported in the annual prisonreport that worldwide 179 journalists are jailed.
Iran ranks 1st with 42 imprisoned journalists.
Eritrea and China rank 2 and 3, with resp. 28 and 27 journalists.


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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