Arrest of members of music group
Khorassan daily, July 31 –
The Public Relations of the Revolutionary Guards Forces announced: The members
of a musical group who were performing in a wedding party were arrested for
acting against Islamic sanctities. Anti-vice agents arrested two of the
musicians and handed them over to judiciary officials.
“Playing loud music in the car is a crime”
France Presse, Aug. 8, Tehran
judiciary in the western Iranian province of Hamedan has ordered that anyone
caught playing thumping tunes in their cars should be subject to jail terms or
lashes, the official news agency IRNA said Sunday.
"Playing any type
of music loud in the vehicles is regarded as a crime and violators will be dealt
by legal measures," the agency quoted Hamedan province's judiciary as saying in
proposes national costume to combat western fashions
Aug. 18, Tehran
Iran's conservative parliament is preparing designs for national Islamic
costumes to combat the corrupting influence of Western fashion, a prominent MP
"We have to design
new trends within the framework of an Islamic dress code. Both men and women
need a national costume," Emad Afroogh, head of the parliamentary cultural
commission, told student news agency ISNA
Commander of State Security Forces warns against improper veil
Jomhouri Islami daily, August 1
commander of the State Security Forces in Port of Anzali urged all women and
visitors of this town to abide by the rules regarding the veil.
He said: “If people
disregard the laws regarding the veil, they will be legally dealt with according
to article 638 of the State Security Forces."
Intimidating wall graffiti against women and girls in North Tehran
Rouydad website, Aug. 2
Witnesses say that there are intimidating wall graffiti against women and girls
in some regions of North Tehran.
written in large red letters say: “Improper veiling – two months imprisonment,
bare feet – 74 lashes”.
municipality which is charged with dealing with these situations has refrained
from cleaning the slogans written by anonymous groups.
women and girls arrested in Gilan province
Fifty-one women and girls were arrested in Gilan Province on charges of improper
veiling. Gilan's State Security Forces announced: Thirty two improperly veiled
women and girls in Lahijan and 19 others in Rasht were arrested under the plan
to counter "public manifestations of corruption".
women arrested on charges of “improper veil”
daily, Aug. 7
head of the Information Center of Semnan Province's State Security Forces
announced the arrest of 132 women with improper veiling. He said that according
to the law of Islamic punishment, women with improper veiling who appear in
public will be sentenced to jail terms ranging from 10 days to two months or a
fine of 50 to 500 thousand rials.
officials' links to trafficking of Iranian girls
Net Website, Aug. 22
Ansar Hezbollah has weekly meetings. In one of their latest weekly meetings a
Hojjat-ol-Islam(high ranked clerical leader) named Kashani said: "The State
Security Forces, Judiciary and Intelligence Ministry should know – of course I'm
sure they do know – that some corruption rings are linked to powerful
infiltrators in the Islamic Republic and I am willing to prove this issue to
anyone and show evidence. In the cases of selling (Iranian) girls to Dubai
Sheikhs, they do this with complete security and are sure that no system will
stand in their way when they sell Iranian girls for at least between 12 to 15
million(15 to 20 thousand dollars) to Arab Sheikhs..."
Islamic Republic; 3rd country in suicide rate
daily, Aug. 5
The World Health Organization introduced Iran as the third country with high
suicide rate after Colombia and India in 2001.
Execution of Iranian girl angers human rights group
Aug. 24 London -
Amnesty International has expressed its outrage at the reported execution of a
girl, believed to be 16, in Iran.
human rights group said Ateqeh Rajabi was reportedly publicly executed on August
15 for "acts incompatible with chastity".
The group said
Rajabi "was not believed to be mentally competent" and "reportedly did not have
access to a lawyer at any stage" of her trial.
International believes the execution of Ateqeh Rajabi underlines the urgent
necessity that Iran pass legislation removing provision for the execution of
child offenders," according to a statement yesterday.
Rajabi's hanging was the 10th execution of a child offender in Iran since 1990.
Urging Iran to at least raise the minimum age of execution to 18, Amnesty also
called for clarification on whether Rajabi had legal representation and whether
a legally approved doctor deemed her psychologically fit to stand trial.
The doors of Cinema Rex, Abadan, was closed, locked, fuel used to arson the movie
theatre and burned down, several hundreds of people died. Early crime of Khomeini and his brain-washed followers
arson the theatre!