Thursday, December 02, 2004

Iran Watch Part 2, Dec. 2

Save “Lelia” from execution: a 19-year old Iranian girl who has been sexually abused most of her young life faces execution under Iran’s harsh prostitution laws.

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This is how conservatives in Iran responded to a controversial exiled-Iranian broadcaster:

"The firing of a bullet into his damned and blasphemous head is an incontestable necessity, and how cherished is the emissary of that bullet," Hossein Shariatmadari, editor-in-chief of the hardline Kayhan daily, said in an editorial.

And this is not just an idle rant. They issued a fatwa calling for his death.

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On going controversy over Zahara Karemi, an Iranian-born Canadian photojournalist, detained and then murdered in an Iranian jail.

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More Iranian journalist arrested in crackdown on pro-democracy advocates (from 11/9).

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These stories were all found at Persian Journal.

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