Aryan Community News Agency – Today, Friday, 4th of Shahrivar, 1401, Behieh Mawanipour, a Baha’i citizen living in Shiraz, was released on bail after completing the interrogation process.
According to Jamia Ariyai news agency, on Thursday 3rd of Shahrivar 1401, Bahai Manavipour, a Baha’i citizen living in Shiraz, the capital of Fars province, was released from the detention center of the Shiraz Intelligence Department after being interrogated and charged.
According to this report, the release of Bahiya Manavipour was made by posting bail and this Baha’i citizen should wait to receive the notification of the hearing date of her case.
Despite the temporary release of Baha’i Manavipour, as of the moment of writing this report, there is no information about the charges against this Baha’i citizen.
It should be noted that Behieh Manavipour was arrested by the security forces on July 28, 1401 and after searching her home and confiscating some personal belongings, she was taken to the detention center of Shiraz Intelligence Department No. 100 for questioning.
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 face 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.