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Ali Azizi, the National-Social Activist was released temporarily from the custody on bail.

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Human Rights in Iran – on Wednesday March 25th 2020, Ali Azizi, National-Social Activist resident in Uremia, after the interrogation proceedings was released on a bail. Not long ago following the assailment of Security Guards on behalf of Judiciary, he was arrested at his father’s home in Uremia  and then was transferred to detention of Intelligence Office in Tabriz. Also Ali Azizi and some other citizens residing in Uremia were recently sentenced to discretionary imprisonment and pecuniary fine, by Branch 101 of Criminal Court in  Uremia province.

According to the reportage of Human Rights in Iran, on Wednesday March 25th 2020, this National-Social activist prisoner jailed in Central Prison of Tabriz, after the interrogation procedure and accomplishment of the case for referring to the court, was released temporarily from the detention on a 500 million Tomans bail until the complement of trial proceeding. On Wednesday March 18, Ali Azizi also was trialed in his absent following another custody during the protest rallies of mid November 2019 on the charges of ” Disrupting Public Order by Participating in Illegal Protest Rallies” and ” Closing The Street” which afterwards was sentenced by Branch 101 Criminal Court 2 in  Uremia province to serve 8 months in prison and to pay a monetary fine of 1.5 million Tomans instead of 20 lashes.

Quoted from a close source to Ali Azizi, speaking to the reporter of Human Rights in Iran: “it was said: ” Ali Azizi received his justification charges on “Propaganda against the System” and “Membership in Illegal GAMA J Group” from the Interrogator of mentioned Branch. After the interrogation process his sentence of Imprisonment was changed to a 500 million Tomans deposit, that after proving that deposit, on midday he was released temporarily from Central Prison of  Tabriz.”

It should be noted that the hearing court of Ali Azizi, National-Social activist’s charge on participation in protesting rallies was held on Sunday February 23, however with regard to his detainment because of another case, he was unable to attend this hearing court, therefore the verdict was delivered in absent of this National-Social activist by Branch 101 of Criminal Court in Uremia.

On Sunday February 23th, after the assailment by many Security Guards of Intelligence Office to his father’s house, this National-Social activist was arrested and transferred into detention of this Office in Tabriz. On Monday March 2nd after the interrogation process and justification of his charge on ” Membership in Separatist Groups” he was transferred to quarantine ward of Tabriz Prison on a 1 billion Tomans bail for each group.

Ali Azizi, National-Social activist residing in Uremia, during the protesting rallies in the cities of country followed by the increasement in gasoline price, was detained by Security Guards in his workplace and after the interrogation procedures and accomplishment of his case for referring to the court, was released from the custody of Military Force detention in Uremia.

About 16 up to 25 percent of Iran population are Turks, mostly residing in East and West Azerbaijan, Ardabil and Zanjan. Some of these Turk citizens consider it discriminatory the manner that the dominant Governance behaves towards these Turk language citizens and they regard the prohibition of teaching non-Farsi languages in schools as one of most outstanding issues of this discrimination, which always it has been challenged by some social activists in these regions.

The individuals’ accessibility to the right of a fair judgement by an impartial court is one of the emphasized cases in International Instrument of Human Rights, Article 10 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as in Article 14 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights adopted on December 16th 1966.

The suppression of social activists in Iran also violates the Freedom of Speech Principle, highlighted in International Instrument of Human Rights, Article 19 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights and also in Article 19 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights adopted on December 16th 1966, focusing on the right of individuals to put out their thoughts, opinions, ideas and Political-ideological viewpoints.

Likewise the issue of arbitrary detainment of persons without the justification of their charges, and the culprits’ inaccessibility to a lawyer are some cases of violations of Principles noted in International Instrument of Human Rights, Article 9 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and Article 9 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights adopted on December 16th 1966.

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