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Nourouz releases serial numbers for burial site

Parleman News | August 24, 2009

Nourouz website released the registration numbers of the burial permits issued on July 12 and 15 for section 302, where the bodies of those killed in the post-election protests were reportedly laid to rest.

The website had earlier published the report of the secret burials and said it was ready to make the registration numbers public if necessary.

Some of the numbers included: 2476-2513-2596- 2494... etc.

Lawmakers have called for a probe to determine the truth of the Nourouz report.

Behesht-e Zahra CEO dismissed from cemetery job

Parleman News | August 25, 2009

The CEO of Behesht-e Zahra cemetery, Mahmoud Razaeian, has been removed from his position, according to Parlemen News.

The cemetery became the focus of attention after Nourouz website revealed that the bodies of dozens of those killed in the post-election protests on July 12 and 15 were secretly buried in section 302 of Behesht-e Zahra.

Nourouz claimed to have obtained the registration numbers of the burial permits issued for section 302 on July 12 and 15 with the help of the cemetery staff.

Parlemen News is investigating the report.

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"Our friends in parliamentary committees, they should look at how they behave when a woman is present, and how they behave when a woman is not present. Or, take us, in government, well of course when women are not there, we joke around, someone says something [rude], another person tells a joke. But when a woman is there everyone is polite and they behave according to guidelines. This is a characteristic of women. In the house, when the mother is present, everyone acts a certain way. When the mother is not there, everyone behaves very differently. This is what the great Lord has bestowed the essence of a woman so that everywhere she goes she takes purity and good ethical behavior with her."

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on the role of women (Source: State TV)

MP: Nullifying judges order not appropriate for judiciary

ILNA | August 25, 2009

Qodratollah Alikhani, a member of the Majlis truth-finding committee, said those freed upon a judge's order cannot be returned to jail.

Despite reports suggesting that Mohammad Qouchani and Mohammad-Reza Jalaipour had been freed, the two reformist figures were once again present in Tuesday's trial.

"If this report is true they [authorities] have not done the right thing," Alikhani said. "When a judge orders the release of an individual, no authority has the right to create obstacles [in the way of the execution of the order] and these individuals must return to their families."

"Nullifying a judge's order is not appropriate for the Judiciary," Alikhani reiterated. "Like other lawmakers, I found out about today's court session through the media. The Majlis truth-finding committee had not been informed beforehand."

Dabir: Majlis minister rejects always become PEO heads

ILNA | August 25, 2009

Alireza Dabir, a member of the governing body of the Tehran City Council, said it was customary for any minister who did not receive a Majlis vote of confidence to be appointed as the head of the Physical

Education Organization (PEO).

"While Majlis and its commissions are consulted in choosing ministers, the PEO head is appointed and introduced without a consultation," Dabir said, adding that the PEO head must be an athlete.

Legendary wrestling champion Dabir, who brought home a gold medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, is currently the youngest member of Tehran's City Council.

The office of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced the appointment of former Persepolis board member, Ali Saeidlou, as the new PEO head in a statement issued on Tuesday.

In 2005, Ahmadinejad proposed Saeidlou as oil minister. He, however, failed to win a Majlis vote of confidence.

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2 Comments

Wow, Alireza Dabir is a Tehran City councilor?

Maziar / August 25, 2009 6:00 PM

Oh they're strange people this government's judiciary...they don't quite know what criminal & what's a wish for "Democracy". Can I spell it out for them...the people wish for "D-E-M-O-C-R-A-C-Y"!

Jaker / August 27, 2009 11:16 AM