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Saturday, 01 October, 2022

Arrest Of Mohsen Sadeghpour Kordmihani To Endure Imprisonment

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Human Rights in Iran – Monday, September 5, 2022 – Mohsen (Kiarash) Sadeghpour Kordmihani was arrested and transferred to Evin Prison to serve his imprisonment.

According to Human Rights in Iran, on Sunday, August 4 (2022), Mohsen (Kiarash) Sadeghpur Kordmihani, born in 1988 from Tehran, a political activist, was arrested after referring to Branch 1 of the Evin Prison Prosecutor’s Office, according to the previous summons and transferred to Ward 4 of this prison to endure his 5-year incarceration.

Mohsen (Kiarash) Sadeghpour Kordmihani had been summoned to endure his prison sentence by receiving a written communiqué, according to the report.

It should be mentioned that on June 15, 2022, Mohsen (Kiarash) Sadeghpour Kordmihani was sentenced by Branch 36 of the Appeals Court of Tehran Province to five years imprisonment on charges of “assembly and collusion with the intent to disrupt the security of the country” and one year in prison on charges of “propaganda against the state”. The ruling was communicated to this political activist on August 16, 2022 and by applying Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code and aggregation of the sentences, the punishment of 5 years imprisonment was finalized for him.

Furthermore, in the initial phase of his trial, this political activist was tried on January 26, 2019, by Branch 28 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court, chaired by then-Judge Mohammad Moghiseh, on charges of “assembly and collusion with the intent to disrupt the security of the country” and “propaganda against the state”.

Mohsen (Kiarash) Sadeghpour Kordmihani was arrested in 2018 by agents of the IRGC’s Sarallah Garrison in Tehran and after being transferred to the detention center of this security organization and going through the interrogation process and being informed of his charges, was released on bail, in October of that year.

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.

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