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Thursday, 01 December, 2022

Five Citizens Arrested During Civil Protests

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Human Rights in Iran – Monday, September 26, 2022- Security forces arrested at least five protesting civilians in the cities of Piranshahr, Oshnavieh and Kamyaran.

According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, in recent days, Zanyar Nasri, born in 2006, Kamyar Ma’roufi, born in 2002, son of Ghader from the village of Beymzarti, and Shahram Bangini, three citizens of Oshnavieh, West Azerbaijan Province, were arrested by security forces. In addition, Ghadou, a resident of Piranshahr, West Azerbaijan Province, and Zanyar Sabouri, a resident of Kamyaran in Kurdistan Province, were arrested by security forces during nationwide protests in these cities.

All of the men were arrested by security forces during nationwide protests against the death of Mahsa Amini and the spread of corruption and economic problems, according to the report.

As of this report, there is no information available about the legal instances of the charges and the whereabouts of these individuals.

On September 22, 2022, Amnesty International issued a statement calling for urgent global action to counter the deadly crackdown on protests against Mahsa Amini’s death.

Since the announcement of the death of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, a 22-year-old girl who had traveled to Tehran from Saqez to meet with relatives, who was arrested by security police officers on the pretext that the hijab was “inappropriate” and died after being transferred to the Security Police Detention Center in Tehran, there have been widespread protests about the performance of the Morality Police (Gasht-e Ershad : The Guidance Patrol) in various cities of the country.

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.

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