Sunday, 25 October, 2020

A report on the latest situation of Amir Chamani, the imprisoned civil activist


Human Rights in Iran – Saturday, May 2nd 2020/ Despite the 29 days since the arrest of Amir Chamani, a civil activist and undergraduate student of Law and a Master’s degree in Sociology, living in Tabriz, his detention was extended for the second time.

According to Human Rights in Iran, on Thursday, April 30th 2020, the arrest of Amir Chamani, a civil activist and undergraduate Law student and Master of Sociology, residing in Tabriz was extended for the second time in less than a month. This civil activist was arrested on April 2nd (2020) after being summoned to the Cyber Police (FATA) in Tabriz.

” While 29 days have passed since the arrest of Amir Chamani, the entering of a lawyer to the case is prevented and the detention of this civil activist is extended for the second time in less than a month ” an informed source said talking to the reporter of Human Rights in Iran.

” Amir Chamani in a contact with his family announced the renewal of detention ” , the informed source added.

It should be noted that on April 5th (2020), exactly 3 days after the arrest of Amir Chamani, his detention was extended for 1 week.

On April 2nd (2020), Amir Chamani, the civil activist living in Tabriz was arrested after being summoned to the Cyber Police (FATA) in this city and was transferred to the detention center of one of the security organs in this city.

Prior to this, Amir Chamani had been summoned in writing to the branch 19 of Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Tabriz on February 16th 2019. Simultaneously with the summons, this civil activist wrote on his personal page: ” It has not passed 2 days of my release that I have received a new notification. In the last 10 months 3 lawsuits have been filed against me by security organs in Tabriz. The strange thing is that recently, 2 weeks ago, when I was serving my sentence in Tabriz Prison, I was convicted and a new case opened against me on January 13th (2020) “.

This civil activist was sentenced on September 2nd 2018, by branch 1of the Revolutionary Court in Tabriz, presided over judge Hamlbar to 6 months in prison on charge of ” propaganda against the System in favor of anti-regime dissident groups “.

On December 17th 2018, he went to Tabriz Prison to serve his sentence. It should be explained that following the wave of early releases of political prisoners, this civil activist was released from Tabriz Central Prison on February 14th 2019.

Also on January 5th 2012, Amir Chamani was sentenced by branch 1 of Revolutionary Court of Tabriz, presided over judge Hamlbar, to 6 months in prison on charge of insulting the leader and the founder of Islamic Republic of Iran (Khomeini). Moreover he was sentenced by branch 104 of Criminal Court to a 3-month and a day in prison and 40 lashes on charge of insulting the president.

This student activist was sent to prison on January 13th 2013 to serve his sentence and was released at the end of his conviction on October 3rd 2013.

Before these convictions, Amir Chamani had been flogged 40 lashes on June 5th 2013.

Ebrahim Raeesi, the head of Judiciary, on Sunday November 3rd 2019, with his presence at the meeting of Human Rights Supreme Council in Islamic Republic of Iran which was held in attendance of Ali Shamkhani and Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ezhei, two of senior members in the Judiciary and in the Supreme National Security Counci of IRI, mentioned that the Islamic Republic of Iran under the title of a government that is structurally rooted in accordance with Human Rights Principles.

Also All Khamenei, Islamic Republic leader, in his talks has acclaimed for times that NO citizen in Iran is being prosecuted for their criticism, however the compulsory and ruthlessly suppression and the expanse of security condition and atmosphere is Iran unveils the obvious fact and accentuates the point that the governmental rulers in Iran are the big staff of sophistry, casuistry and arbitrary interpretation.

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