Thursday, January 19, 2012

Iran: more

The sister of sentenced to death Canadian-Iranian webdesigner Saeed Malekpour says that her brother is innocent and that he did not get a fair trial.
Malekpoor, who lives in Canada, was arrested in 2008 in Tehran during a visit to his father.He was brought to prison and spent a year in solitary confinement.
In 2010 he was sentenced to death for designing and moderating websites with adult content.
His sister says that her brother not was involved in any illegal activity. A computer program he had written and put his name on was used by pornographic websites to upload pictures.
His verdict has been confirmed by the Supreme Court.

From January 17th, each week videos will be published with personal stories of courage and resilience in the face of torture, imprisonment, and execution under the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The first video is “Love and Freedom: The Life of Reza Fani Yazdi” .
In this 12 minute documentary former political prisoner, humanrightsactivist and freelance writer Reza Fani Yazdi and his wife Soheila Vahdati,tells of love, strength, and belief in freedom.
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Amnesty International, United4Iran, Education Under Fire, The Boroumand Foundation, Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, the Baha’i national communities of the United States and Canada, en other organizations support this Angels of Iran videos and the DRIVE TO 25 initiative.

In a fresh crackdown on press freedom ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections in March, a fresh crackdown on journalists started.
In recent weeks at least 3 journalists, Marzieh Rasouli, Parastoo Dokouhaki, and photojournalist Sahamoddin Bourghani were arrested.
source: freedomessenger

Iranian authorities say that homosexuality is a western disease and that same-sex marriages are immoral. General Mohammad Javad Larijani made these remarks in Tehran to a lawmaker from the Federal Republic of Germany, Tom Koenigs, who chairs the human rights committee in Germany’s parliament.
In Iran homosexuality is punishable by death.
source: freedomessenger


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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