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Sunday, 04 December, 2022

Two Citizensarrested in Marivan And Mirjaveh

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Human Rights in Iran – Security forces arrested two citizens in Marivan, Kurdistan Province, and Mirjaveh County in Sistan and Baluchestan Province.

According to Human Rights in Iran, on Saturday, October 8, 2022, Mohammad-Noor Rigi (Jarizehi), born in 1994, son of Ebrahim, a resident of Mirjaveh County in Sistan and Baluchestan province, was arrested by IRGC intelligence agents and transferred to an unknown location.

The reason for the arrest of this citizen living in Mirjaveh was his participation in nationwide protests that took place in the city on September 30, 2022, according to the report.

Also, on Thursday, October 13, 2022, Mohammad Najjari, a resident of Marivan County of Kurdistan Province, was arrested following a raid by security forces on his workplace and was transferred to an undisclosed location.

As of this report, no information is available on the reason for the arrest, the detaining organ, and the whereabouts of Mohammad Najjari.

On September 22, 2022, Amnesty International issued a statement calling for urgent global action to counter the deadly crackdown on protests against Mahsa Amini’s death.

Regarding the holding of nationwide protests, Human Rights in Iran has published news reports on this round of protests on the 3rd to the 22nd days.

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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