Monday, January 28, 2013

Iran: press January 28, 2013

Security forces raided the offices of newspapers Bahar, Shargh, Arman, Etemad, and Aseman Weekly and arrested journalists working there.. They also searched and videotaped the premises.
Less then a week ago Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, the spokesperson for the Iranian Judiciary predicted the arrests at a press conference.
The arrested journalists are Pouria Alemi and Pejman Mousavi (Shargh Newspaper), Emily Amraee (Bahar Newspaper), Akbar Montajebi (Aseman Weekly), Sassan Aghaee, Javad Deliri and Nasrin Takhiri (Etemad Newspaper), Motahareh Shafiee and Narges Joudaki (Arman Newspaper).
On January 26 also Soleiman Mohammadi, Bahar Newspaper and Milad Fadai Asl, Iran Labour News Ageny, ILNA’s, Political Desk were arrested on the street and transferred to Evinprison.
One hour after the arrests on Sunday, Mehrnews confirmed the news of the arrests and wrote that the arrests were "telling of the cooperation of some of them with Farsi-language anti-revolutionary media.” The news agency indicated that all the journalists were arrested with judicial orders and announced that the Revolutionary Court Prosecutor’s Office will soon issue a statement in this matter.

Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini has been sentenced to 8 years in prison for his role in underground churches.
He was convicted of threatening Iran's national security over underground church activities a decade ago, according to the American Center for Law and Justice.

Iran denies that an explosion occurred last Friday in an underground nuclear facility in Fordow, near the religious city of Qom.

International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran announces a new weekly podcast made by Iranian artist and satirist Kambiz Hosseini called Five in the Afternoon, a half-hour of news and developments on human rights in Iran. The podcast will be available every Friday on the Campaign website and on the Campaign’s Facebook page, as well as Mr. Hosseini’s Facebook page.
Here is a trailer (Fa).


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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