Thursday, December 20, 2012

Iran: further December 20th 2012

Isa Saharkhiz , Keyvan Samimi and Hila Sedighi from Iran are 3 of 41 writers from 19 countries who receive the Hellman/Hammett prize for their commitment to free expression and their courage in the face of persecution.

Compared to the first half of this year, Iran has increased the export of oil. Despite the sanctions Iran is succeeding in selling the oil.
Using ship-to-ship transfers, discharging and loading at remote ports and blending the Iranian fuel oil with other fuels to disguise the origin have become popular tactics.
source: reuters

American-Iranian pastor Saeed Abedini, 32 is since September detained in Evinprison.
He was arrested when he wanted to visit his family.
The reason for his arrest is unknown, but the American Center for Law and Justice says Abedini was jailed because of his Christian faith. The group says it is launching a campaign to demand the release of the pastor, who became a U.S. citizen in 2010.

Wednesday is Ali Akbar Javanfekr, the press advisor of Ahmadinejad and head of the state news agency IRNA,temporarely released.
He serves a prisonsentence of 6 months for publishing an article deemed offensive to public decency.


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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