Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Iran: prison May 16, 2012

Last Sunday is Omid Kokabee in Tehran sentenced to 10 year's in prison.
He was tried in a group with 10 to 15 people in the same trial, under the collective charge of collaborating with Israel’s intelligence agency.
Kokabee is sentenced for ‘communicating with a hostile government’.He worked on the physics of optics at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona, Spain, and at the University of Texas in Austin.
Kokabee says he is innocent and he refused to make a televised confession with the other defendants on the evening before the trial.

Reporters without Borders demands the immediate release of Hamin Ary, the editor of the Erbil-based Kurdish-Arabic monthly Chirpa (Al-Hamsah in Arabic), and the withdrawal of all the charges against him. He has been held since 7 May for reprinting an allegedly blasphemous article by Goran Halmat, a controversial Kurdish writer living in self-exile in Norway.

In a letter to the judiciary chief as well as the speaker of parliament Ali and Sadegh Larijani, close to 130 Iranian journalists have called on them to release imprisoned journalists.In this letter, they highlight the recent imprisonment of journalists Mahsa Amrabadi and Reza Ansari-Rad, as well as a flogging sentence handed down to cartoonist Mahmoud Shokraiyeh for having depicted a member of parliament.
In december 2011 the Committee to Protect Journalists reported, that Iran is officially the worst jailer of 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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