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Monthly Archive: February 2008

Feb 06 2008

Children have no religion

To see my third entry on the New Statesman blog about children having no religion, click here.

Feb 05 2008

Behnam Zare is facing execution within 72 hours

According to Amnesty International, Behnam Zare’s execution order has been sent to Adelabad prison, in the south-western city of Shiraz, where he has been imprisoned since his arrest. prison where he is held. He is facing execution within 72 hours. He was convicted of a murder committed when he was 15 years old. The murder …

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Feb 05 2008

When religion means death

To see my second entry on the New Statesman blog on Perwiz Kambakhsh and the two sisters facing stoning to death in Iran, click here.

Feb 04 2008

Zohreh and Azar must not be stoned to death

According to Etemad newspaper today and AFP, two Iranian sisters – Zohreh, 27, and Azar (no age given) have been convicted of ‘adultery’ and been sentenced to death by stoning. This conviction follows another one in which they were first convicted of ‘illegal relations’ and lashed 99 times. According to the article, the two ‘admitted’ …

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Feb 04 2008

Losing my religion

To read my first blog entry out of four starting today on the New Statesman Faith Column, click here. The first one is called: Losing my religion. Tomorrow I discuss Parwiz Kambakhsh.

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