Marzieh Moradveisi arrested to serve her imprisonment
Human Rights in Iran – Thursday, September 1, 2022 – Marzieh Moradveisi, a civil society activist from Sanandaj, was arrested and transferred to the correction center in Sanandaj Prison to endure her imprisonment.
According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, Marzieh Moradveisi, a civil society activist and member of the Marivan addiction prevention campaign (Jeyanewe of Kurdistan), after being summoned by the Prosecutor’s Office in Sanandaj, was arrested and transferred to the ward of the correction center in this city to endure her two-year prison sentence.
Fardin Rahimi, another co-defendant with Marzieh Moradveisi, was arrested this day (Wednesday) too, and transferred to Sanandaj Prison to endure his imprisonment، according to the report.
It should be mentioned that on March 14, 2022, this civil society activist was tried by Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj, headed by Judge Saeidi, on the charge of “propaganda against the state”, and on May 19, 2022, she was sentenced to two years imprisonment, including the days of her initial detention.
After she objected the ruling and her case was referred to Branch 4 of the Kurdistan Province Appeals Court, Marzieh Moradveisi was sentenced to five months in prison and four years suspended imprisonment.
Marzieh Moradveisi was arrested by security forces on April 24, 2021 and after being transferred to the detention center of one of the security organizations and going through the interrogation process and being informed of her charge, was later released on bail.
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.
Filing cases against civil society activists 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.
Arbitrary detention and inaccessibility of individuals to lawyers violates 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.
The right to due process is one of the inalienable rights, which is also highlighted in Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Obtaining confessions through threats and intimidation is a violation of international human rights documents, Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which emphasizes the prohibition on torture of individuals.