Rejection of the retrial of political prisoner Kamal Sharifi
Ariyai Community News Agency – Today, Tuesday, September 22, 1401, the Supreme Court rejected the request to resume the trial of Kamal Sharifi, a political prisoner imprisoned in Minab prison.
According to the report of the Aryai news agency, quoted by Kordpa, in recent days, a request for retrial of the judicial case of Kamal Sharifi, son: Bayazid – born: 1351 – from: Saqez city of Kurdistan province and a political prisoner in exile imprisoned in Minab city prison from The functions of Hormozgan province were rejected by the Supreme Court of the country. This political prisoner is serving his 30-year prison term.
According to an informed source: “The Ministry of Information, as the security officer of the case, prevented the granting of leave to Kamal Sharifi, and he has been denied the right to leave until now.”
Preventing the approval of the request for retrial and depriving Kamal Sharifi of the basic rights of a prisoner to be sent on leave and enjoy a fair trial while this political prisoner was transferred to the hospital due to a heart attack on March 12, 2019, and without completing the procedures He was returned to this prison after 4 days of additional treatment.
On February 8, 1400, Amnesty International reacted to the exclusion of Kamal Sharifi from being sent to a specialized treatment center and by publishing a complete description of his condition, it demanded that he be sent to a hospital and the possibility of treatment for this political prisoner.
It should be mentioned that Kamal Sharifi traveled to Saqez city in Kurdistan province in 1387 to meet his relatives from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, but on June 5, 1387, he was arrested by the agents of the Saqez Intelligence Department and sent to the detention center of this organization for interrogation. He was transferred to a security guard in the city of Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan province, and was interrogated for 6 months while he was deprived of the right to access a lawyer and other citizenship rights.
Kamal Sharifi, after completing the interrogations and being transferred to Saqoz city prison, was charged with (moharebeh) by the branch of the Saqqez Revolution Court headed by Judge Shayeq, within 5 minutes of trial and without the right to present any self-defense against the said charge. He was sentenced to 30 years of imprisonment with deportation to Minab prison, including the days of initial detention.
Kamal Sharifi was previously arrested in the border area of Sardasht city in the summer of 1367 and tried on charges of (illegal exit from the border) and (effective cooperation with Kurdish parties) and was sentenced to prison and spent his imprisonment in He had spent time in Sardasht and Piranshahr.
He was also arrested several times in 1368 and 1369 by the Guards Corps and the Intelligence Department of Saqqez city on charges of support and activity in Kurdish parties opposing the Islamic Republic, and finally in June 1369 by the branch of the Saqqez Revolution Court, he was sentenced to 1 He was sentenced to a year of imprisonment and 40 lashes.
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.
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.
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.