Saturday, January 21, 2012

Iran: punishment

British media regulator Ofcom revoked the license of Press TV to broadcast in Great Brittain.
Ofcom Ofcom said editorial control of Press TV was exercised from Tehran rather than London and that the broadcaster had failed to amend its license accordingly.
It also said that Press TV had not paid a $154,700 fine imposed after the channel aired an interview with the imprisoned journalist Maziar Bahari that had been conducted under constraint.

Iranian police plans to close down the sale of Barbie Dolls in Iran.
Mehrnew reports that until now, tens of shops selling Barbie dolls have already been shut down .
In the eyes of the police, stores that sell these dolls are lawbreakers and will be dealt with accordingly. He said the plan to rid Iran’s cities of Barbie dolls was part of a campaign to combat “western symbols and promoters of wantonness.

Thursday ISNA reported that the Commander of Iran’s Quds Force Qasem Soleimani said that Iran one way or another, controls Iraq and Southern Lebanon and that Tehran is capable of influencing the advent of Islamist governments in order to fight “arrogant” powers.
He said this at a student symposium titled “The Youth and Islamic Awareness.”
Soleimani is seen as the most powerful man in Iraq.

The unionactivist and teacher Mahdi Farahi Shandiz is arrested to serve his prisonsentence of 3 years.
Friday the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), called for action to protest the recent arrests and harrassments of unionmembers Shahrokh Zamani, Mohammad Jarrahi, Nima Pouryaghoub, Sassan Vahebivash, Sheys Amani, Sadiq Karimi, Sharif Sa’ed-Panah, Mozaffar Salehnia, Maysam Nejati-Aref, Ebrahim Madadi, Reza Shahabi, Mohammad Hosseini and Mehdi Farahi Shandiz.

Six members of the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education were sentenced to high prisonterms.
Human Rights Reporters Committee reports that the sentences have been approved by the appellate court.
Kamran Mortezai is sentenced to 5 years in prison and Riaz Sobhani, Ramin Zibai, Fardah Sedghi, Mahmoud Badavam and Noshin Khadem are each sentenced to four years in prison.


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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