Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani Arrested
Human Rights in Iran – Wednesday, September 28, 2022 – Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani was arrested by security forces and transferred to Evin Prison.
According to Human Rights in Iran, on Tuesday, September 27, Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani, the daughter of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a political activist living in Tehran, was arrested by the security forces and relocated to solitary confinement in one of the security wards of Evin Prison.
Ammar Cyber Base, affiliated with Iran’s security agencies, while publishing the news of the arrest of Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani, claimed: “The reason for this arrest was the incitement of citizens to (disturbance) and (street riots) by Faezeh Hashemi.”
It should be noted that on August 28, 2022, Malek Shariati, a member of the Commission on Article 10 of the Parties Law, announced the exclusion of Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani from party and political activities because of her criminal conviction and the opinion of security agencies.
The exclusion was imposed on this political activist while on June 3, 2022, the Tehran prosecutor announced that Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani’s case had been referred to the court on charges of “propaganda against the state” and “insulting Islamic sanctities”.
A spokesman for the judiciary recently announced at a news conference about a lawsuit filed against Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani.
The basis of these accusations against Faezeh Hashemi goes back to her talks in cyberspace, which has criticized the current and social situation in the country and the expansion of repressive atmosphere and security clashes.
The political activist’s father, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was among those close to Ruhollah Khomeini, the former supreme leader of Iran.
The suppression of freedom of expression violates Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights adopted on December 16, 1966, which emphasizes the right of individuals to disseminate political and ideological opinions and views without border restrictions.
The repression of citizens and the designation of accusations based on the scenario of security agencies violates Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted on December 16, 1966.
In addition, the right to a fair trial by an impartial judge, interrogator, and investigator is among the rights highlighted in Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In Article 5 of the Criminal Procedure Law, it is emphasized on informing the accused as soon as possible about the alleged charges and providing the right of access to a lawyer and other defense rights mentioned in the law.