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Wednesday, 28 October, 2020

Seven Baha’is sentenced to a total of 21 years in prison

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Human Rights in Iran – Branch 4 of the  َAppeal Court in Bushehr Province, Confirmed The verdicts in the preliminary Court against 7 Baha’i citizens in this Province. 

According to the Human Rights in Iran, Pooneh Nasheri, Minoo Riyazati, Asadallah Jaberi, Ehteram Shaikhi, Emad Jaberi, Farideh Jaberi and Farokhlagha Faramarzi, Totally 7 Baha’i citizens from Bushehr Provonce That they before and In preliminary Court, Branch 1 of revolutionary Court in Bushehr With charges “Member of the Baha’i group or sect to disrupt security in the country”, each one convicted to 3 years in Prison and 2 years Prohibition of leaving the country, Their sentences were upheld by Branch 4 of the Appeal Court. 

According to this report, Nasheri, Minoo Riyazati, Asadallah Jaberi, Ehteram Shaikhi, Emad Jaberi, Farideh Jaberi an Farokhlagha Faramarzi, On 6 May 2019, With charges “Member of the Baha’i group or sect to disrupt security in the country”, By Branch 1 of the Bushehr Revolutionary Court, In a case filed with Mohammad Moghimi as a lawyer and the senior human rights expert this Baha’i citizen had filed their defense in court They were convicted to Totally 21 years in Prison and also 2 years Prohibition of leaving the country. 

It is worth mentioning, all of this 7 Baha’i citizen were arrested by the security forces on 13 Feb 2018 and after interrogation they were released on bail of 250 million IRR, till the end of the proceedings.  

The repression of Baha’is in Iran violates international human rights instruments, including Article Two of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as Article 18 and 19 of this internationally valid document, as well as Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Citizens also have the right to a fair trial by an impartial tribunal, as set forth in Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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