Farbad Alavi Roshankohi, a Baha’i citizen, was arrested
Ariyai Jamia News Agency – Security agents arrested Farbadalavi Roshankohi, a Baha’i citizen, in the city of Sari, the capital of Mazandaran province.
According to the report of Jamia Ariyai news agency, on the morning of Sunday, December 13, 1401, Farbad Alavi Roshankohi, a Baha’i citizen, a resident of the central city of Sari in Mazandaran province, was arrested and taken to an unknown place after security agents raided his house and seized some of his personal belongings. became.
An informed source in this regard said: “The security agents searched the house of Farbad Alavi Roshankohi for 3 hours and after confiscating electronic devices such as mobile phones and laptops, then they arrested this citizen and took him with them.“
Until the moment of preparing this report, there is no information available about the exact reason for the arrest, the name of the arresting body, the place of detention and the legal examples of the charges attributed to this Bahai citizen.
On September 1, 1401, Amnesty International reacted by issuing a call for immediate action against the repression and increased security pressure on Baha’i citizens and requested the international community to consider a comprehensive solution to deal with such actions by the Iranian government.
On July 30, 1401, the World Baha’i Community issued a statement and warned against increasing security pressures and a widespread wave of arrests, suppressing the deprivation of Iranian Baha’is from their citizenship rights in Iran.
Suppression of freedom of speech and opinion violates Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights approved on December 16, 1966, which emphasizes the right of individuals to freely disseminate political and ideological ideas and opinions.
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.
The suppression of Baha’is in Iran 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. The
The impossibility of access to a lawyer and the denial of access to other requirements in a judicial process violates 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 by an impartial judge, interrogator, and investigator is one of the rights emphasized in Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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.