Wednesday, 28 October, 2020

Ebrahim Firouzi, Christian convert, was released at the end of prison sentence


Human Rights in Iran – “Ebraham Firuzi” Christian converts detained in Rajai Shahr prison at the end of his prison sentence, was released from prison. ٍEbrahim Firouzi will be sentenced to two years in Exile if he does not agree to leave to enforce his deportation order.

According to Human Rights in Iran, Saturday, October 26, “Ebrahim Firouzi”, a Christian convert and a prisoner of conscience imprisoned in Ward 4 of Rajaii Shahr Prison, Located in Karaj, was released from prison after completing his five-year sentence and, If the three-days not approved by the judicial authorities, this Christian convert will be transferred to the city of Sarbaz  Province, from Sistan and Baluchistan to carry out the two-year Exile sentence That previously issued to him.

According to an informed source in a conversation with a human rights reporter in Iran, he said this, Now “Ebraham supreme”, due to serving a prison sentence of 5 years from about 2 case for the Christian converts by Branch 28 of the Court Tehran’s revolution “Mohammad schools” issued by the afternoon of Rajai Shahr prison sentence, was released after the end of the period.

Ebrahim Firoozi was arrested in January 2009 and transferred to Rajaee Shahr prison in Karaj for propaganda activities for Christianity after being summoned twice by security forces. During interrogations, he was told that if he declared he was a Muslim, he would be released and otherwise put on trial. In this case, Ibrahim Firouzi was charged with “propaganda against the system” and “insulting the sacred” for converting to Christianity and conducting propaganda activities, and was acquitted on charges of insulting the saint after referring the case to court. ” Propaganda Against the System ”, sentenced by Karaj Revolutionary Court to 4 months imprisonment and 6 months suspended imprisonment. The Christian convert was released from Raja’i Shahr prison in Karaj on June 6 after referring to the lower court’s verdict.

Ebrahim Firouzi was arrested for the second time after his release from prison for attempting to launch a website for Christian theology training on March 6, 2009, and was sent to Evin Prison. Completing the case was temporarily released until the completion of the proceedings.

On July 9, the Revolutionary Court of Rabat Karim, presided over by Judge Babaii, convicted this Christian convert on charges of “propaganda against the system” by holding religious classes to serve two years of imprisonment and four years of deportation to the city. The province of Sistan and Baluchistan has condemned the ruling after referring it to an appeal court.

The Christian convert was arrested for the third time on September 21 and transferred to Rajaii Shahr Prison. Was. Interrogations of Ebrahim Firouzi at Evin Prison were accompanied by insults and interrogations of his religious beliefs to obtain forced confessions.

Referring to the case of Ebrahim Firoozi in Tehran’s Revolutionary Court on April 5, Branch 1 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court headed by Mohammad Moghiseh, this Christian convert was sentenced to five years on charges of “forming a group with the intent to disrupt the country’s security”. He was sentenced to imprisonment.

The hearing on the case of Ebrahim Firouzi was held on January 2 at the Appeal Court of Tehran by Branch 4 of the Court of Appeal, and the verdict was upheld by Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran against “Ebrahim Firouzi”.

The repression of Christians in Iran has been on the rise, with international organizations denouncing Mohammad Javad Zarif and human rights chiefs of the judiciary for repeatedly violent behavior and extrajudicial confrontations with Christian converts and religious dissidents.

Since the victory of the revolution in February 1979, at least four church leaders have been killed and hundreds of Christians have been questioned and imprisoned.

In addition, the publication of the Christian Bible in Farsi has been banned and some churches have been closed down and church services in Farsi have been banned.

It should be noted that despite being recognized by Christian law as a follower of religion, security agencies are following the issue of converting Muslims to Christianity with particular sensitivity and dealing violently with activists in the field.

Javed Rahman, the UN special rapporteur on Iranian affairs, called the situation of Christian converts in Iran very worrying during a meeting in the British Parliament on Friday. He added that this is one of his “concerns and concerns” and he will deal with it in the coming years.

The suppression of religious dissidents in Iran violates international human rights instruments, including Articles 1 and 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as Article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, dated December 7, which deprives individuals of the right to change their religion and to practice their religion without fear. And has allowed religious propaganda for people with no restrictions.

Also, the enjoyment of the right to a fair trial is one of the inalienable rights set forth in Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In most cases, arbitrary and extrajudicial arrests are made on explicit charges of suppressing the freedom of expression and belief of persons, which is also found in international human rights instruments, Article 1 of the Universal Declaration, and Article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of December 1. Non-repression of individuals is emphasized on the basis of freedom of expression and belief. According to the concept of the principle of freedom of expression, every human being is entitled in any way to be able to disseminate his ideas and views without any boundary considerations in any way possible.

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