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Teymour Khaledian was summoned to the hearing

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Human Rights in Iran – Saturday, September 3, 2022 – Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of Malayer summoned Teymour Khaledian to the hearing.

According to Human Rights in Iran, in recent days, Teymour Khaledian, Born on 1983, residing in Malayer, was summoned to Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court, by receiving written Subpoena to attend the trial session and present his defense.

According to the communiqué issued by the Head of Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of Malayer, Teymour Khaledian will be tried by the branch on November 12, 2022, on charges of “propaganda against the regime”.

It should be mentioned that on May 18, 2022, after being summoned to an interrogation session at Branch 1 of the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Malayer, Teymour Khaledian presented his final defense on charges “spreading lies with the intention of disturbing public opinion” and “propaganda against the regime”, before setting up and sending the indictment to the county court.

This citizen of Melayer was arrested earlier on 31 December 2017 during nationwide protests by the security agents, and after being beaten in one of the police stations of Melayer city, was taken to the detention center of one of the security agencies of this city for questioning and on 19th of February 2018, he was released on bail.

With the beginning of the proceedings, on June 5, 2018, he was sentenced to 1 year and 8 months of imprisonment, plus 3 months of suspended imprisonment, by the first branch of the Malayer Revolutionary Court, headed by Judge Behnam, on the charge of “participating in the national protests of January 2018”.

In the years 2015 and 2016, Teymour Khaledian was arrested for sending the news of Malayer Prison to human rights media and once he was sentenced to 6 months in prison by the Revolutionary Court of this city on the charge of “propaganda against the regime”.

On June 10, 2016, this civil activist held a protest sit-in in front of the office of the broadcasting organization, carrying placards protesting against the existence of censorship, and was arrested by the security forces. After being transferred to the security police detention center and going through interrogation, investigation and proceedings, he was sentenced to prison on the charge of “disturbance of public order by making unusual movements” and was transferred to Rajaei-Shahr Prison in Karaj to serve his imprisonment.

In Article 5 of the Criminal Procedure Law, it is emphasized on informing the defendant 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 labor and trade union 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 express political and ideological thoughts and opinions 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.

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