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Milad Fadaei And Saba Sh’erdoost Arrested By Security Forces

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Human Rights in Iran – Wednesday, October 12, 2022 – Following the raid by security forces, Saba Sh’erdoost and Milad Fadaei-Asl were arrested and taken to an unknown location.

According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, at noon on Monday, October 10, 2022, Milad Fadaei-Asl and Saba Sh’erdoost, two citizens living in Tehran, were arrested by security forces and transferred to an unknown location.

As of this announcement, no information is available on the reasons for the arrest, the charges, and the organs detaining these citizens.

It should be noted that during the protest rally that was held in front of the parliament building in Tehran not long ago, in response to the death of Mahsa Amini, the security forces arrested Saba Sh’erdoost along with several others and after transferring her to the detention center of one of the the security agencies released her on bail.

Also, the mobile phone of Saba Sh’erdoost was kept in the custody of the security agency that arrested her.

Milad Fadaei-Asl, a journalist and media activist, was previously arrested by the security forces during the nationwide protests of 2009, and after going through the proceedings, he was sentenced to imprisonment, deprivation of education and ban on working as a journalist.

Suppression of freedom of speech and opinion violates Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights approved on December 16, 1966, which emphasizes the right of individuals to freely disseminate political and ideological ideas and opinions.

Arbitrary arrest, failure to explain the allegation(s) against the person at the moment of arrest and keeping the accused in custody indeterminately violates Article 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and also Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights approved on December 16, 1966.

Also, people’s right to a fair trial is one of the inalienable rights that is emphasized in Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In Article 5 of the Criminal Procedure Law, it is emphasized on informing the accused as soon as possible about the alleged charges and providing the right of access to a lawyer and other defense rights mentioned in the law.

Extracting confession under threats violates Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which emphasizes the prohibition of torture.

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