Sunday, December 26, 2010


Execution of Habibollah Latifi did not carried out

Freedom messenger said that according to the reliable sources in Iran, execution of the political prisoner Habiollah Latifi, who was scheduled to take place early this morning, has been postponed. Habibollah Latifi’s lawyer and family have confirmed the news. Since the news of his scheduled execution became known to the public, a campaign was started by the activists inside and outside of Iran to save his life. There were several gatherings in protest against the scheduled execution in different cities around the world. According to some sources, last night, about 300 people gathered in protest outside the Sanandaj prison, where he was being held. Latifi’s family have thanked all the people who took part in this campaign and said: “We now know that your efforts will give results and that our Habibollah is not alone”. Amnesty International urged the Iranian regime to stop the Kurd execution. Protests in Solamanieh and Paris were among some activities of Iranians who are opposed to Habibollah’s execution. At least seven people were executed on Christmas day in Iran.

Iranian man whipped in public for drinking alcohol

Reuters reported that an Iranian man was given 80 lashes in public for drinking alcohol, ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday, a punishment aimed at discouraging others from such behaviour outlawed in the Islamic Republic. Under Iran’s Islamic law, alcohol is banned and its consumption can be punishable by lashes. ISNA said the lashes were delivered in a public square in the city of Ramshir, south-western Iran.

Eleven Baluchi Citizens Executed in Zahedan

Rahana reported: Sistan-Baluchistan provincial justice department announced that 11 individuals have been executed who were “related to” and “supporters of” Jundollah. In a statement Sistan-Baluchistan provincial justice department said the executed were involved in terrorist operations and they had been charged with being enemies of God, corrupting the earth and fighting against the “holy Islamic Republic.” Their sentences were carried out after the supreme judicial bodies approved them.