Monday, January 14, 2013

Iran: more January 14th, 2013

Iranian physician and blogger Mehdi Khazali has begun his sixth hungerstrike. Kaleme website reports that the hungerstrike started on January 11th and that he has been transferred to solitary confinement by Evin authorities.
Previous hungerstrikes were halted when prison authorities promised to meet his demands.a lack of commitment to those promises and the illegal treatment of prisoners by the interrogators and judiciary officials led to another hunger strike.
He has been critical of the government in his blogs, and that has earned him 14 years in jail. He is also sentenced to 90 lashes.

Anisa Fana’ian a Baha’i citizen is summoned to serve her 22 month in prison verdict from January 19.
Farshid Dadvar a Baha’i from Zahedan was arrested on December 2012.
Shakiba Vahdat was arrested in Tabriz on January 12.
Ramin Shahyar, a Baha’i from Eslam Shahrhar was arrested on October 14, 2012.He is in ward 209 of Evin prison.

An Iranian senior reformist said that the Reformist Congress that was scheduled for later this month will not take place.
Rasoul Montajebnia, member of National Trust Party, told Bahai Newswebsite that last week a number of organizers in the Coordination Council of the Reformists were invited to a meeting with a number of government officials.
In this meeting they were told of three conditions to hold the congress.
All participants in the congress would have to declare that they were not involved in the 2009 election protests and that they did not support the two reformist candidates in the 2009 election who are now under house arrest. The third condition was reported to be that members of outlawed parties cannot be part of the congress.
Two top reformist parties, the Islamic Iran Participation Front and Mojahedin of the Islamic Revolution, were banned after the election protests.


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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