Aryai Community News Agency – A report on the situation of Samane Saeedi, a political prisoner in Evin prison
According to Jamia Aryai news agency, Samaneh (Yalda) Saidi, born on: 25th of Shahrivar, 1361, from Mazandaran and a political prisoner imprisoned in Evin prison, is serving her 5-year prison term.
An informed source about Samane Saeedi’s condition said: “This political prisoner is suffering from fibrous myalgia syndrome, and this disease leads to movement disorders in a person due to the conditions it creates in a person. Also, despite serving part of his prison term, Samaneh Saeedi is denied the right to parole.
It should be noted that, in August 2019, Samaneh Saeedi was arrested by IRGC intelligence agents in Tehran on charges of cyberspace activities, and after being transferred to Section 2A and during the interrogation process at Branch 1 of Evin Tafhim Prison, she was charged.
With the beginning of the proceedings, Samaneh Saeedi, in branch 26 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court, headed by Iman Afshari, on the charge of (assembly and collusion and with the intention of disrupting the security of the country), was sentenced to 5 years in prison, on the charge of (insulting sacred things in cyberspace) ) was sentenced to 5 years of penal servitude and 1 year of penal servitude for the charge of (propaganda activity against the regime). With the implementation of Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, the severe punishment of 5 years of imprisonment for Samaneh Saeedi had to be implemented.
Suppressing cyberspace activists and bringing security charges against them violates Article 19 of the Universal Declaration and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights approved on December 16, 1966.
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.