14 Baha’i citizens were arrested in Mazandaran
Ariyai Community News Agency – Today, Thursday, September 10, 1401, security agents in Sari and Qaimshahr cities of Mazandaran province arrested 14 Baha’i citizens and searched the homes of some of these citizens.
According to the report of the Aryan community news agency, citing human rights in Iran, on Wednesday, September 9, 1401, Bita Haghighi, Anis Sanai, Golban Falah, Hengeme Alipour, Afsana Nematian, Mujir Samimi, Mani Qolinejad, Nazanin Goli, Sam Samimi, Sanaz Hekmat. Shaar, Mehsa Fathi, Samieh Qolinejad, Negar Darabi and Basir Samimi, fourteen Baha’i citizens living in the cities of Sari and Qaimshahr of Mazandaran province, were arrested by the security forces after searching some houses and confiscating their personal belongings.
In the continuation of this report, an informed source said to the human rights in Iran about this widespread arrest: “The agents of the Ministry of Intelligence, except for Golban Fallah and Sanaz Hekmat, chanted the slogan at around 3 pm while they were at Muhir Samimi’s house. arrested, and then the agents went to the house of Bita Haghighi and searched the house, then the houses of Sanaz Hekmat Shaar and Golban Falah, among the Baha’is living in Qaimshahr, and some personal items such as mobile phones, religious books were seized and then The arrest of these people was transferred to the central detention center of the Sari Intelligence Department for interrogation and filing of cases.
Names of 14 arrested Baha’i citizens
Legend of Nematian
Sanaz Hekmat Shaar
Deprivation of Baha’i citizens from the right of citizenship
According to the circular of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution approved on March 6, 1369, Baha’i citizens are deprived of any citizenship rights and are faced with all kinds of human rights violations and coercive acts by the government of the Islamic Republic.
On the 1st of Shahrivar, 1401, Amnesty International called for an end to the repression of the Baha’is of Iran by publishing a request for immediate action while tightening the repression and applying security and social pressures on the Baha’i community of Iran due to the religious beliefs of these citizens.
Also, on July 30, 1401, the World Baha’i Community issued a statement warning against the increase in security pressures and the widespread wave of arrests, suppression of the deprivation of Iranian Baha’is from their citizenship rights in Iran.
Suppression of religious minorities violates Articles 2, 18, and 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which emphasizes the right of individuals to perform religious rituals, propaganda, and religious education, both collectively and privately.
Arresting people without explaining the charges and not having access to a lawyer for the accused are among the cases that violate international human rights documents, Article 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights approved on December 16, 1966.
Also, people’s right to a fair trial is one of the inalienable rights emphasized in Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Confession coupled with intimidation and threats violates Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and is a clear example of torture.