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Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Security Forces Arrested A Teacher In Karaj

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Human Rights in Iran – Wednesday, October 12  2022 – Security forces in Karaj, the capital of Alborz Province, arrested a cultural citizen of the city.

According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, quoting the Coordinating Council of Iranian Cultural Associations, on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, Ms. Oghabneshin, the headmaster of a girls’ high school in Karaj, the capital of Alborz Province, was arrested by security forces.

The arrest of this cultural person was followed by her denial of the delivery of high school CCTV footage to security agents and the erasure of those videos, according to the report.

Also, security forces arrested Ms. Oghabneshin in the presence of the students and transferred her to an unknown location, and her whereabouts is not known until this report has been set up.

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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