Friday, March 02, 2012

Iran: votes

Today there are parliamentary elections in Iran, the first time after the disputed elections of 2009.
The opposition has called to boycott the elections.Some 48 million people are eligible to vote.
Sunday are the results expected for larger cities and Monday for rural areas.
These elections are an internal struggle for power between a group hardline clerics and the IRGC, who united in Stability Front and supporters of Ahmadinejad. In recent weeks Iranian officials have increasingly linked the vote to Western sanctions and Israeli threats of war over the country’s controversial nuclear program.
Turnout is expected to be around 60 percent.

The US House of Representatives on Thursday condemned the deadsentence of pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, 34. By a unanimous vote they urged Iran to immediate release of the astor.
The pastor has been arrested in 2009 and accused of apostacy.

Political activist Mostafa Tajzadeh called in a letter to Sadegh Larijani to end stoning and cutting of hand forever.
Tajzadeh is member of the Central Council of the IIPF and the Mujahedin of the Islamic Revolution Organisation, currently he is serving a 6-year prisonsentence.


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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