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Detention of a citizen living in Bukan County by security forces

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Human Rights in Iran – Tuesday, July 7, 2020 / Security forces in Bukan County arrested Ebrahim Rahmani, a resident of Abbas Abad village in this county and transferred him to an unknown location.

According to Human Rights in Iran, on Sunday, July 5, 2020, Ebrahim Rahmani, a citizen of the village of Abbas Abad in Bukan County, was arrested by security forces and taken to an undisclosed location.

The detention of this citizen took place without presenting a court order, followed the attack of security forces on the house of Ebrahim Rahmani’s father and the forces beat him during his detention.

Up to the moment of writing the report, no information is available on the reasons for the arrest or the charges against Ibrahim Rahmani.

Ibrahim Rahmani has a history of being arrested and interrogated by Revolutionary Guards intelligence agents.

Arrest of persons without recognizing the charges at the time of arrest and impossibility of access to a lawyer for the accused are among the violations of international human rights instruments, 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 individuals’ right to a fair trial is one of the inalienable rights accentuated in Article 10 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In most cases, the extrajudicial and arbitrary detention of citizens and civil activists with vage and trumped-up accusations is in the line of suppression of Freedom of Expression and opinion, which in International Instrument of Human Rights, in Article 19 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as in Article 19 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted on December 16th 1966, there is emphasis on not suppressing of the individuals because of Freedom of Expression and opinion. Regarding the Principle of Freedom of Expression, every individual has the right to express his/her opinions and viewpoints in any way possible, without considering border restrictions.

Article 5 of the Criminal Procedure Code stipulates that the accused shall be informed of the charges and provided access to a lawyer as soon as possible. Other defensive rights are mentioned in law, but extrajudicial actions taken by the security services violate the laws that they themselves drafted and claim to be enforced.

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