Archiv für den Tag 13. Juli 2012

USA verschärfen Sanktionen gegen Iran

Die USA erhöhen im Atomstreit mit Iran den Druck auf Teheran: Das US-Finanzministerium kündigte weitere Strafmaßnahmen gegen das Regime an – mehreren Unternehmen und Einrichtungen soll der Geldhahn zugedreht werden.

Washington – In der Auseinandersetzung um das mutmaßliche iranische Atomwaffenprogramm haben die USA weitere Sanktionen gegen Teheran verhängt. Das US-Finanzministerium kündigte am Donnerstag Restriktionen gegen elf Unternehmen an, die Geschäftskontakte zum iranischen Verteidigungsministerium, der Revolutionsgarde und einer staatlichen Reederei unterhalten und damit dem Programm Vorschub leisten sollen. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Report Details Steady Erosion of Iranian Justice System

Iran's notorious Evin Prison outside Tehran holds many of the country's political detainees. Credit: Sabzphoto/CC by 2.0

Iran’s notorious Evin Prison outside Tehran holds many of the country’s political detainees. Credit: Sabzphoto/CC by 2.0

WASHINGTON, Jul 11 2012 (IPS) – While Iran’s human rights record has “never been satisfactory”, since the 1979 Islamic Revolution the situation has deteriorated daily, according to Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi.

report on the issue was published in “tribute” to her, Iran’s “Green Movement” and other Iran human rights advocates this week by the PeaceJam Foundation, a U.S. advocacy group with 13 Nobel Peace Laureates on its board, including Ebadi.

Ebadi was Iran’s first female judge and became a lawyer known for taking on politically sensitive cases after she was stripped of her judgeship following the revolution. Her private law office was raided and shut down by Iranian police in 2008.

“They thought I would cease my advocacy efforts and succumb to the pressures they place upon me, but I was not going to stay silent when our youth (are) put into prison,” noted Ebadi in an interview transcript shared first with IPS by PeaceJam. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Passport | Iran and Its Visitors

by CORRESPONDENT

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Two recent encounters — one, with a series of disturbing articles in the New York Times by Nicholas Kristof about his trip through Iran, and the other with a young European diplomat stationed in Tehran — have prompted me to write something about the position of the visitor, especially of the Western variety, in Iran.

I begin with the young diplomat. He has lived in Tehran for the past year, working as an assistant to the ambassador of a small, Central European country. His contract will keep him here for two more years. We caught up in a hip little Tehran café after a few years of having no news of each other. Our last meeting had been at a mutual friend’s wedding in Prague, where he was the honorary DJ. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

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