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Tuesday, 27 September, 2022

Yasin Shahbakhsh’s Uncertainty In Zahedan IRGC Detention Center

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Human Rights in Iran – Saturday, September 10, 2022 – Despite more than two months of detention, Yasin Shahbakhsh is in a state of uncertainty.

According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, Shahbakhsh, born in 2004, son of Karim, from the village of Kalagan in Saravan County located in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, is in the Zahedan Revolutionary Guards Intelligence Detention Center despite 60 days from the date of his arrest.

As informed sources have stated about the situation of this citizen: “Despite the pursuit of Yasin Shahbakhsh’s family and the promise of Seyed Hosseinabadi, the judge of the Branch 6 of the Zahedan Revolutionary Court to provide his visitation with the family, however, due to the obstruction of the security agency, this promise has not been fulfilled and he is still in the detention center of the Zahedan Revolutionary Guards.”

Yasin Shahbakhsh is a relative of Maziar Shahbakhsh, a juvenile detainee who has been in a state of indetermination since March 9, 2022, after being arrested by Zahedan Revolutionary Guards intelligence agents.

Yasin Shahbakhsh, along with 12 others, was arrested on July 3, 2022 by security forces on fuel trafficking charges and transferred to the Shiraz Revolutionary Guards Intelligence Detention Center in Zahedan for questioning.

Article 5 of the Criminal Procedure Code emphasizes on informing the defendants as soon as possible of the charges against them, as well as the right to access a lawyer and other defense rights mentioned in the law.

The suppression of freedom of expression 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 freely disseminate their political and ideological opinions and views.

The arbitrary detention of individuals and the lack of access to lawyers violate 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

Also, the right to due process is one of the incontrovertible rights, which is also emphasized in Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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