The Definitive conviction of Kamran Sakhtemangar, Labor activists to 6 years in Prison
Human Rights in Iran – On Tuesday April 7th 2020, branch 4 Court of Appeals in Kordestan province, through issuance a lawsuit, sentenced Kamran Sakhtemangar, the labor activist to a 6 year conviction because of two accusations. This labor activist was initially sentenced by Revolutionary Court of Appeals in Sanandaj to serve 6 years in prison.
According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, On Saturday February 15th 2020, Kamran Sakhtemangar, the labor activist residing in Sanandaj, already trialled by branch 4 Court of Appeals in Sanandaj, headed by ” judge Tayyari “, on the charges of ” propaganda against the System ” and ” membership in Komala Party “, was sentenced to a total of 6 years in prison. This sentence was previously issued by inferior court and only was confirmed in appeals procedure. With applying Article 134 of Criminal Procedure Code, 5 years of the above-mentioned Imprisonment will be exerted on Kamran Sakhtemangar.
Based on the issued lawsuit by branch 4 Court of Appeals in Kurdetan province, Kamran Sakhtemangar was sentenced to 5 years in prison on the charge of ” membership in Komala Party ” and also 1-year prison sentenc on the charge with ” propaganda against the System “.
On Tuesday 14th 2019, branch 1 Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj sentenced him to 5 years in prison accused of ” membership in Komala Party “, in addition 1 another year in prison for the charge for ” propaganda against the System “.
Kamran Sakhtemangar, labor activist, on Tuesday September 14th 2019, was detained by Security Forces in Saqqez and after interrogation procedure and realization of two accusations, ” membership in Komala Party ” and ” propaganda against the System “, on Tuesday October 3rd the same year, was transferred to Central Prison of Sanandaj on a 500 million Tomans bail.
On Monday November 25th 2019, this labor activist was temporarily released from the detention on a 200 million Tomans bail, until the end of trial proceedings.
The suppression of labor activists and the imposing of security charges against this group of citizens are among the cases of Human Rights violation and also suppression of Freedom of Speech in Iran is a violation of, which it has been an emphasis on it in International Instrument is Human Rights, in Article 19 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and in International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted in December 16th 1966.
Besides, the individuals right of access to a fair trial is one of the inalienable rights, that is highlighted in Article 10 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The suppression of labor activists in Iran is expanding in a case that Iran itself has signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that upon it the Individuals’ accessibility to medical and health care facilities is one of the instances accentuated in Article 25 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), that spotlights the persons to deserve the social rights accessibility such as health, treatment, food, housing, clothing and social providing facilities in the time of unemployment, illness, deformity and handicap, widowhood, oldness or any other situation in which the persons are incapable to earn and lead a respectable life.