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Iranian Environment Organization Sues Beaver Hunters

Tehran - 19 July, 2005 (CHN) - The juridical bureau of Iranian Environment Organization sues 3 Turkish tourists who have hunted 7 beavers in a village near Azna.

"The law is equal for everyone and we can not expect tourists" indicated Farhad Dabiri, the head of bureau.

"We have pursued the capital punishment for the guilty," he added, "and the law defined a 1.6 million Rials (about 200 dollars) fine and 3 months to 3 years prison for such a guilt".

"Tourism is using natural gifts and attractions of countries without any mediation," Dabiri continued "so the one who commits illegal hunting is guilty and must be punished".

Comparing to a probable similar action in the Persepolis, he said "If a tourist pay a visit to the Persepolis and rub an ancient artifact, he will be considered a thief and would be punished".

... Payvand News - 7/20/05 ... --

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