Thursday, November 27, 2008

Save Farzad!

Farzad Kamangar, a teacher, trade unionist and rights activist from Iran's Kordistan province (who I posted about here), was due to be executed yesterday, on charges of "endangering national security" and "enmity against God". According to this site, he was not executed. However, it is is still inclear what will happen to him. Information on the case - and how to act - from Incognito/JimJay/ShirazS/WW4.

Meanwhile, 10 other people were executed in Iran yesterday. Fatemeh Pajouh was executed, convicted of murdering her husband. According to Amnesty,
Fatemeh Haghighat-Pajouh murdered her husband in 1997. At her trial she alleged that her husband, identified as a 30 year old man named Bahman, was a drug addict, who had been overtly interested in her 15-year-old daughter. She also told the trial judge that Bahman had said he had lost the girl in a gambling match. When she later discovered that he had tried to rape the girl, she killed him.

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