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Adel Asakareh, a citizen of Shadegan sentenced to imprisonment

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Human Rights in Iran – Today, Saturday, June 20th 2020, the Revolutionary Court of Shadegan county in Khuzestan province (southwest of Iran) issued a lawsuit against Adel Assakareh, a teacher at Ashrafi Isfahani school in Safheh village of Shadegan city, sentencing him to 9 years in prison. The allegations and the verdict were issued due to the criticisms of this civil activist in the media form the officials and their lack of attention to the problems of the citizens.

According to Human Rights in Iran, today on Saturday, June 20th 2020, Adel Assakareh, son of Hassan, born in 1987, married, from Darkhovin around Shadegan and teacher of Ashrafi Isfahani school was sentenced by the Revolutionary Court to a total of 9 years in prison on charges of disturbing the public opinion, insulting the leadership and insulting the authorities and officials.

Confirming the news, Karim Dahimi, a human rights activist said: “Adel Assakareh (Amouri), 33, son of Hassan, married, master in history and a resident of Darkhovin and teacher of Ashrafi Isfahani school in Safheh village of Fallahieh (Shadegan county) was sentenced to 9 years in prison for insulting officials and officers.”

The charges attributed to Adel Assakareh were due to his activities in cyberspace and the publication of critical articles on how to manage financial resources and not paying attention to the living and economic problems of citizens in Khuzestan province.

He was arrested by security forces on May 5 th 2019 and after the interrogation process and enduring a few days in solidarity confinement was temporarily released on a bail of 500 million Tomans until the completion of the trial process.

Safheh is a village in Shadegan county, located in Khuzestan province, southwest of the country.

The suppression of citizens and the imposition of security charges against them are among the cases violating Human Rights, and is in the line of the repression of Freedom of Speech in Iran, which there is an emphasis on it in International Instrument of Human Rights, in Article 19 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as Article 19 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted on 16 December 1966.

Also the individuals’ right to a fair trial is one of the inalienable rights accentuated in Article 10 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Article 5 of the Criminal Procedure Code stipulates that the accused should be informed of the charges and provided access to a lawyer as soon as possible. Other defensive rights are mentioned in law, but extrajudicial actions taken by the security services violate the laws that they themselves drafted and claim to be enforced.

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