Arresting Fardin Rahimi to endure his imprisonment
Human Rights in Iran – Wednesday, August 31, 2022 – Fardin Rahimi, a civil activist from Sanandaj, was arrested to serve his prison sentence.
According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, In recent days, Fardin Rahimi, a civil activist and member of the addiction prevention campaign (Kurdistan Jeyanewe), from Sanandaj, was arrested and transferred to Sanandaj Central Prison to serve his 2-year prison term.
Fardin Rahimi was arrested after he was summoned to the sentence enforcement branch of the Sanandaj Prosecutor’s Office, according to the report.
It should be said that Fardin Rahimi was tried on March 14, 2022 by branch 1 of Sanandaj Revolutionary Court headed by Judge Saeidi, on the charge of “action against national security through cooperation with one of the Kurdish parties against the state” and on September 20, 2022, he was sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment, including the days of initial detention.
This civil activist was arrested by the security forces on April 24, 2021, and after being transferred to the detention center of the Sanandaj Intelligence Department and going through the interrogation and investigation procedures, was released on bail shortly after.
In Article 5 of the Criminal Procedure Law, it is emphasized on informing the defendant 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.
Filing cases against labor and trade union activists violates Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights adopted on December 16, 1966, which emphasizes the right of individuals to express political and ideological thoughts and opinions without border restrictions.
Arbitrary detention and inaccessibility of individuals to lawyers violates Article 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights adopted on December 16, 1966.
The right to due process is one of the inalienable rights, which is also highlighted in Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Obtaining confessions through threats and intimidation is a violation of international human rights documents, 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 on torture of individuals.