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Wednesday, 25 November, 2020

Arrested 5 Sunni citizens in Malashiyeh Ahvaz by security Forces

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Human Rights in Iran – Saturday, May 23rd 2020/ Following a raid by security forces on Malashiyeh area, located in the south of Ahvaz, five Sunni citizens named Ayoub Khazraji, Yousef Khazraji, Jamil Silavi, Khalil Silavi and Ibrahim Kroushadi, all living in this area were arrested and transferred to an unknown location.

According to Human Rights in Iran, On Thursday, May 21st 2020, Ayoub Khazraji, born in 1990, Yousef Khazraji, born in 1992, Jamil Silavi, born in 1991, Khalil Silavi, born in 1989 and Ibrahim Kroushadi, born in 1983, five Sunni citizens living in Malashiyeh, located in Ahvaz around Khuzestan province were arrested by security agents and transferred to an unknown place.

Karm Dahimi, a human rights activist, confirming this report, said: “Security agents transferred all five Sunni citizens to an unknown location on Thursday last week after their arrest. These people have been detained without obvious charge and despite the pursuits and follow-ups of their families and relatives, no one is yet aware of their allegations”.

The suppression of Sunni citizens and the imposition of restrictions on their civil rights are among the most flagrant human rights violations of Freedom of Expression illustrated in Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) article 19.

The issue of arbitrary detainment of persons without the justification of their charges, and the culprits’ inaccessibility to a lawyer is a case of violations of Principles noted in International Instrument of Human Rights, Article 9 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and Article 9 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights adopted on December 16th 1966.

The imposition of constraints on Sunni citizens to perform and attend their religious ceremonies is an instance of abuse of International Instrument, Article 18 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights and also Article 18 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted on December 16th 1966.

Also the individuals have the right to access a fair trial by an impartial tribunal, as enshrined in international human rights instruments, as well as Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and Article 14 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

Extracting forced confessions through beatings and threats against individuals are obvious instances of violations of International Instruments and International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 7 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights explicitly emphasize on the prohibition of torturing the individuals.

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