Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Iran: more January 29, 2013

Iran launched a monkey in space yesterday, but USA says Iran may have violated a United Nations resolution if its claims are true.
The spokesman of the American Foreign Ministry said that if the report is true, Iran violated UN Security Council Resolution 1929 which bars Iran from “any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using ballistic missile technology.”
source: rferl.org

According to the Committee of Human Rights Reporters, security agents arrested five students of dissident Ayatollah Dastgheib, in Shiraz.
Of the five detainees, only one has been identified as Taher Faghih.
Ayatollah Dastgheib, is a prominent religious scholar and supporter of the opposition Green Movement, is also a member of the Assembly of Experts.
source: en.irangreenvoice.com

On January 27 the five Ahwazi-activists, Shabanijed, Hadi Rashed, Mohammad Ali Amourinejad, Jaber Alboshoka, and Mokhtar Alboshoka, who are sentenced to death were allowed a telephonecall with their family. In the phone contact the Arab prisoners said that they have been transferred back to Karoun prison and that their physical state is fine.
On July 27, 2012 they are sentenced to death.
source: chrr.biz

Radio FREE Europe/Radio Liberty writes that Iran renewed its crackdown on the press less than five months before the presidential election. The arrest of 14 journalists is seen an attempt to silence independent coverage of the presidential election, and a signal that the regime is willing to take preemptive action against people it believes could create trouble.
source: rferl.org

Committee of Human Rights Reporters reports that January 28 the reporters Keyvan Mehregan and Hossein Yaghchi are arrested. Keyvan Mehregan has been taken to Evinprison with a previous summons and he is facing new charges. The arrest of Saba Azarbik on January 27 has been confirmed.
Motehareh Shafii, is released.
source: chrr.biz

Amnesty International urges Iran to release the at least 14 reporters who were arrested.
They are accused of cooperating with "anti-revolutionary" Persian-language media organizations outside Iran.
source: amnestyusa.org

Article about Evinprison

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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