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Detention of a citizen residing in Javanrud for enduring imprisonment

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Human Rights in Iran – Sunday, July 5, 2020 / Security forces in the city of Javanrud (in Kermanshah), after arresting Dara Rahmani, a resident of the city, transferred him to Dizel Abad Prison in Kermanshah to serve his five-year sentence.

According to Human Rights in Iran, in recent days, Dara Rahmani, a citizen of Javanrud (in Kermanshah), was arrested by security forces and transferred to Dizel Abad Prison of Kermanshah to serve his 5-year sentence on charges of “membership in an anti-regime Kurdish Party”.

On January 30, 2012, Dara Rahmani was arrested by security forces in the city of Javanrud and transferred to the Kermanshah Intelligence Department detention center.

After completing the interrogation process and clarification of the charges, Dara Rahmani was released on a bail of 50 million Tomans from the detention center on March 29, 2012.

Following the start of the trial in 2015, Dara Rahmani was tried by the Javanrud Revolutionary Court on charges of membership in Kurdish parties opposed to the regime and sentenced to 5 years in prison. The verdict was exactly upheld after the case was referred to the Court of Appeals in Kermanshah Province.

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 the 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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