Conviction of a citizen living in Sardasht city to endure imprisonment with Exile
Human Rights in Iran – On Friday, May 1st 2020, branch 1 of Urmia Military Prosecutor’s Office issued a lawsuit convicting Saman Hosseini, a resident of Rabat city around Sardasht county, to 2 years in prison and Exile to the Central Prison of Ardabil.
According to Human Rights in Iran, on Thursday, April 30th 2020, Saman Hosseini, a resident of Rabat city around Sardasht county, was sentenced by branch 1 of Uremia Public prosecutor’s Office to serve 2 years in prison and Exile to Central Prison of Ardabil.
Based on the lawsuit issued by branch 1 of Military Prosecutor’s Office in Urmia, Saman Hosseini will be transferred to Ardabil Central Prison in the coming days to serve his sentence of Imprisonment and banishment. The times of his detention before the sentence is not taken into account and his 2 years in prison will begin in the time of exile to Ardabil Central Prison.
This citizen is accused of ” espionage for one of anti-regime Kurdish Parties “.
It should be noted that Saman Hosseini was arrested in 2017, while serving his military service. Later he was transferred to detention center of one of the security organs in Sanandaj. He was interrogated and charged in Urmia and then was taken to Urmia Central Prison on April 27th 2020.
The crime of espionage is one of the accusations that is completely rejected by Human Rights, but in Iran, in the recent years Iranian security organs have arrested and trialled many citizens because of espionage.
The suppression of citizens and the imposition of restrictions on their civil rights are among the most flagrant human rights violations of freedom of expression illustrated in UDHR article 19.
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 UDHR and article 14 of ICCPR.
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. But judicial and security officials in prisons use these deprivations and inaccessibilities as a mean to repress the individuals because of their forced accusations, that this kind of behavior is a violation of Article 5 in Universal Declaration of Human Rights.