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2005-07-14 08:12:23

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's judiciary said on Thursday hunger-striking jailed journalist Akbar Ganji, who the European Union and the White House have demanded be freed, was receiving medical treatment and would not be released. "He is under special medical care ... and the prison physicians examine him two or three times a day," Mohammad Salarkia, deputy head of Tehran Justice Department, told the official IRNA news agency. An outspoken critic of the Islamic state's clerical leadership,...

2005-07-12 16:42:06

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday expressed solidarity with jailed Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji, who is on a hunger strike, and urged human rights groups and the United Nations to push for his release. White House spokesman Scott McClellan also said in a statement that President Bush was concerned about the health of Ganji, an outspoken critic of the Islamic state's clerical leadership who was jailed for alleging links between officials and the murders of political...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.