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Toronto Star: Canada's foreign affairs minister will today demand that Iran take action to improve its record on human rights. "The human rights violations in Iran are serious and
they must stop," Pierre Pettigrew will say in a speech to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. The country has failed to implement many of its international obligations with respect to human rights, the foreign minister will say, according to a text of his speech obtained by the Toronto Star.

Christian Today: A military court in Iran has sentenced Christian pastor Hamid Pourmand to jail for three years and has ordered his immediate transfer to a group prison cell in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison – a move denounced by international Christian human rights groups. According to Compass Direct, the former army colonel and Assemblies of God lay pastor, who was arrested last September and
detained in unknown location, was charged with deceiving the Iranian armed forces about his religion.

Iran Focus: Washington, Feb. 28 – The United States issued a damning report today on Iran's human rights violations as part of its 2004 annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.
The report said that the human rights situation in Iran had once again deteriorated over the past year.
"The right of citizens to change their government was restricted significantly".

Human Rights Watch: The Iranian author Taqi Rahmani, who has spent a total of 17 years in prison, was awarded a Hellman/Hammett grant for persecuted writers, Human Rights Watch said today. Each year, Human Rights Watch awards Hellman/Hammett grants to writers targeted for expressing views that the government opposes, for criticizing government officials or actions or for writing on topics that the government does not want reported.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Feb. 27 – A middle-aged man and his teenage son are facing imminent execution after Iran's Supreme Court upheld the death sentences handed down to them. Moussa Ali, 45 years old, and his son Rasoul, 16 years old, were accused of robbery, rape, and kidnapping, according to the state-run daily Hamshahri.

Reporters Without Borders: Reporters Without Borders condemned government hounding of the press after an independent journalist was given a six-month suspended sentence, a daily newspaper was suspended and nine journalists summoned. A high court in Tehran on 1st March upheld a suspended jail term imposed in March 2004 against Mohammad Hassan Alipour, editor of the daily Aban, along with a two-year ban from working.

AFP: An Iranian journalist has been banned from working for two years and given a six months suspended jail term over a magazine article, the student news agency ISNA reported on Tuesday. Mohammad Hassan Alipour, chief editor of Aban weekly magazine, was sentenced in response to the article and a cartoon that appeared in the magazine.

Reporters Without Borders: Reporters Without Borders today strongly condemned the Iranian authorities for confirming a six-month prison sentence and one million rials (85 euros) fine on Mohamad Reza Nasab Abdolahi, editor of the weblog Webnegar (Web Writer), for supposedly insulting the country's leaders and making anti-government propaganda. He was sentenced on appeal on 23 February and is still free but risks arrest at any moment. The day before, another blogger, Arash Sigarchi, was jailed for 14 years on similar charges.

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