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Sunday, 04 December, 2022

Two Belgian And Austrian Citizens Arrested By Security Forces

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Human Rights in Iran – Security forces arrested two Belgian and Austrian nationals and transferred them to an unknown location.

According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, citing Ammar’s cyber headquarters, on Thursday, October 20, 2022, a Belgian citizen was arrested by security forces in the Iran-Iraq border.

The arrest took place in the Iran-Iraq border, and the detainee is fluent in Persian language and was transferred to the border station in Kut city after his arrest, according to the report.

The arrest took place in the Iran-Iraq border, and the detainee is fluent in Persian language and was transferred to the border station in Kut city after his arrest, according to the report.

On the other hand, The Reuters news agency reported that over the past few days, an Austrian citizen has been arrested by security forces in Iran.

The Austrian Foreign Ministry has also confirmed that the arrest of the Austrian national has nothing to do with the nationwide protests in Iran.

Regarding the arrest of the Austrian national, the Austrian Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying: “The Iranian authorities have confirmed the arrest of an Austrian citizen. We call on the authorities in Tehran to clarify the course of his detention.”

In another part of the statement, it is said: “Iranian authorities have said that this individual has been charged with a crime unrelated to the demonstrations that have occurred continuously since Mahsa Amini’s death. Without naming the detainee, the Austrian Foreign Ministry said it was ready to provide consular services and assistance to him.”

The reports did not mention the identities or genders of the detainees.

On September 20, 2022, Mohsen Mansouri, the governor of Tehran, announced the arrest of three citizens with foreign nationality on charges of espionage.

Although the crime of espionage is completely rejected from the perspective of human rights, however, In order to hide its mismanagement in the administration of the country, the Government of the Islamic Republic has tried to warrant widespread repression and violation of citizens’ rights in Iran by arresting and filing lawsuits against dual and foreign citizens on charges such as “espionage”, “infiltration project” or “attempting to overthrow the system” or has used people as hostages to trade and blackmail.

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.

Denying the accused access to a lawyer during interrogation, investigation and proceedings violates Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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.

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.

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