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Security Forces Arrested Lotfollah Ahmadi

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Human Rights in Iran – Monday, September 19, 2022 – Security forces in Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan Province, arrested Lotfollah Ahmadi.

According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, in the final hours of Sunday, September 18, Lotfollah Ahmadi, a citizen of Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan Province, was arrested by security forces.

Lotfollah Ahmadi is a civil society activist and member of the Chamcheleh Mountaineering Group in Kurdistan Province, according to the report.

As of this report, no information is available on the reasons for the arrest, the arresting organ, and the legal instances of lotfollah Ahmadi’s charges.

It should be noted that Lotfollah Ahmadi was summoned to the city’s Intelligence Department in December 2018, along with three other labor activists in Sanandaj.

Suppression of citizens and filing accusations against them 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.

The impossibility of the accused to have access to a lawyer, as well as denying the person access to other necessities in a judicial process, 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.

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.

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