Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Iran: more

Farsnews reported that the deathsentence of American Iranian Amir Mirza Hekmati, has been withdrawn by the Supreme Court. His case will be tried again.
Hekmati was sentenced to death in January on charges of spying for the CIA.
source: rferl.org

On the 57th day of his hungerstrike Mehdi Khazali announced that he also refuses to drink water to protest the lack of responsibility by the authorities of Iran.
January 9th Khazali was forcefully arrested.
source: banouyesabz.blogspot.com

More then 10 female students of Iran University of Science and Technology (Elm va Sanat) were suspended for violating the Islamic dress code.
Daneshoonews reported that also between 10 and 20 students were suspended since the beginning of the winter term.
Last term the basijcommander suspended 15 female students fot not attending a session on the topic of hijab.
source: freedomessenger

Several plainclothed agents attacked the hospitalroom of journalist Isa Saharkhiz and his wife in the heartcare unit of the Shariatihospital.
The agents were abusive and created a very tense and uneasy atmosphere for the visitors and also for other patients in the hospital unit.
Saharkhiz was due to this tension transferred to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of the hospital.
source: HRHI

On March 2, the head of High Center for the Employers Trade Association,said in an interview with ILNA that the unemploymentrate in recent months was risen by 31%.
In the interview he emphasized that someone who works for two hours per week can not be considered employed.
He criticized the gimmicks used to report the unemployment rate less than its actual number.
source: iranlaborreport

Nazanin Khosravani is arrested and taken to prison to serve her six years prisonsentence.
She was charged with “assembly and collusion against national security,” and “propaganda against the regime.”
source: HRHI

podcast 47 LGTB rights in Iran.


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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