Taregh Rahimpour, citizen of Sanandaj Convicted to imprisonment
Human Rights in Iran – Thursday, July 30, 2020 / Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj, presided over by judge Saeedi sentenced Taregh Rahimpour, a citizen of this city to suspended and discretionary imprisonment.
According to Human Rights in Iran, during the past few days, Taregh Rahimpour, a citizen residing in Sanandaj was sentenced by branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of this city to 4 years suspended imprisonment and 1 year in prison on charges of collaborating with a Kurdish opposition party, disobedience and insulting the security officers and the government
Based on the indictment issued by branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj, Taregh Rahimpour was sentenced to 4 years of suspended imprisonment for collaborating with a Kurdish anti-regime party, and to 1 year in prison for disobedience and insulting the security officers and the government
Taregh Rahimpour and his brother Benyamin Rahimpour were arrested on May 3, 2020 by IRGC intelligence agents in Sanandaj and transferred to the detention center of this security organ
After completing the interrogation process and being charged, the two brothers were temporarily released on bail of 300 million Tomans on May 23, 2020 pending trial.
Arrest of persons without arraigning their charges at the time of arrest and impossibility of access to a lawyer for the accused are among the violations of international human rights instruments, 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.
Also enjoying the right to a fair trial by an impartial tribunal in the presence of a jury and by preserving the right of the accused to appoint his or her lawyer in a trial, is one of the issues accentuated in International Instrument of Human Rights, including Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and Article 14 the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), adopted on December 16, 1966.
In most cases, the extrajudicial and arbitrary detention of citizens and civil activists with vague and trumped-up accusations is in the line of suppression of Freedom of Expression and opinion, which in International Instrument of Human Rights, in Article 19 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as in Article 19 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted on December 16th 1966, there is emphasis on not suppressing of the individuals because of Freedom of Expression and opinion. Regarding the principle of freedom of expression, every individual has the right to express his/her opinions and viewpoints in any way possible, without considering border restrictions.
Article 5 of the Criminal Procedure Code stipulates that the accused shall be informed of the charges and provided access to a lawyer as soon as possible. Other defensive rights are mentioned in law, but extrajudicial actions taken by the security services violate the laws that they themselves drafted and claim to be enforced.