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Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Summoning and arresting Omid Ebrahimi at the Oshnavieh Intelligence Department

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Human Rights in Iran – Omid Ebrahimi was arrested after being summoned to the Intelligence Department of Oshnavieh city.

According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, quoting Kurdpa (Kurdistan Press Agency), on Monday, August 22, 2022, Omid Ebrahimi, son of Ghader, from Oshnavieh in the outskirts of West Azarbaijan Province, was arrested at the Intelligence Department of this city after being summoned by phone.

According to this report, until the time of writing this news, there is no information available about the reasons for summoning of Omid Ebrahimi and the legal basis of the charges against him.

According to this report, until the time of writing this news, there is no information available about the reasons for the summoning of Omid Ebrahimi and the legal basis of the charges against him.

It should be noted that Omid Ebrahimi was arrested on 14 September 2019 to serve his prison term, after referring to the enforcement unit of the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office of Oshnavieh, and was transferred to the prison of this city. He was released on April 30, 2021, after completing his imprisonment.

This citizen from Oshnavieh was tried by the branch of the Revolutionary Court of Oshnavieh, in the proceedings in 2018, on the charge of “collaborating with one of the Kurdish parties against the regime”, and was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison. After announcing the protest and referring the case to the West Azarbaijan Court of Appeal branch, this sentence was reduced to 2 years of imprisonment.

Omid Ebrahimi was arrested by the security forces in July 2018 and after being transferred to the Revolutionary Guards Intelligence Detention Center in Urmia city and going through the interrogation process and being informed of the charges against him, was released after 45 days on bail.

Arbitrary arrest, failure to explain the allegation(s) against the person at the moment of arrest and keeping the accused in custody indeterminately violates Article 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and also Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights approved on December 16, 1966.

Denying the accused access to a lawyer during interrogation, investigation and proceedings violates Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Extracting confession under threats violates 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 of torture.

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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