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Sunday, 04 December, 2022

Atash Shakarami Released After Interrogations

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Human Rights in Iran – Monday, October 10, 2022 – Atash Shakarami was released after interrogation process was completed.

According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, in recent days, Atash Shakarami, from Khorramabad, the capital of Lorestan Province, was released after the interrogation process.

“We continue to keep the truth and beauty alive,” Atash Shakarami wrote on her personal page after her release, according to the report.

Furthermore, no information is available on the circumstances of Shakarami’s release, such as the amount of bail and possible bail for her and the charges against her.

It should be noted that in the past few days, along with the funeral of Nika Shakarami, a teenage girl who has remained uncertain about how she died, Atash Shakarami was arrested by security forces on charges of informing about Nika’s condition.

Nika Shakarami, born in 2005, a resident of Tehran, went missing on September 20, 2022, after she set her headscarf on fire during nationwide protests against the death of Mahsa Amini on Keshavarz Boulevard in Tehran, and her body was found after 11 days.

Also on October 3, 2022, Nika Shakarami’s funeral was held while security forces refused to allow her burial at Salehin Cemetery in Khorramabad, and after the 17-year-old’s body was seized and transported to the desired location of security agencies, she was buried in the village of Veisian in Khorramabad.

On September 22, 2022, Amnesty International issued a statement calling for urgent global action to counter the deadly crackdown on protests against the death of Mahsa Amini.

Human Rights in Iran has published reports, covering this round of protests on the 3rd to 20th days.

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.

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.

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