Spring detention of the active student leadership of Evin prison
Ariyai Community News Agency – Today, Sunday, November 15, 1401, Bahare Hedayat, a former student activist, is serving her prison term in Evin prison.
According to the report of Jamia Ariyai news agency, quoted by the extension, today, Sunday, November 15, 1401, Bahareh Hedayat, a student activist who was arrested by the security forces a while ago, is serving his 4-year prison term for the charge of (gathering and collusion against national security). This student activist has been accused of a new case. Bahareh Hedayat was born on April 16, 1360 and is a master’s student in political science at Tehran University. This student activist has a history of arrests, issuing sentences of penal servitude and serving prison terms in her record of activities.
Bahare Hedayat’s defense lawyer Amir Raisian, while confirming this news, explained the latest situation of his client and said, “Bahareh Hedayat was arrested by security agents at the house of one of his friends on the 11th of October. The officers entered the house by breaking the door and without presenting an arrest warrant in the name of Bahare Hedayat, they arrested him and took him to Evin prison. An issue that is against the explicit text of Article 181 of the Criminal Procedure Code, and my client has objected to this issue.
According to the announcement of Amir Raisian, Bahare Hedayat was under interrogation in Ward 209 of the Ministry of Intelligence located in Evin Prison until November 4, 1401, and was charged withPropaganda activity against the regime), (Community and collusion) and also (Promotion of corruption and prostitution) has been explained to her while there is no evidence for the recent accusations against her.
Raisian added: “While the final defense instructions have not yet been obtained from Bahareh Hedayat for this new judicial case, and the assignment is not clear, Mrs. Hedayat was transferred to the women’s ward of Evin Prison to serve the sentence of 4 years and 8 months in her previous case. “
Regarding Bahareh Hedayat’s legal case, which led to the issuance of a sentence of 4 years and 8 months for him, Raisian explained: “Bahareh Hedayat was arrested in February 2018 for participating in the memorial ceremony held in front of the Polytechnic University in protest of the downing of the Ukrainian plane. and the 26th branch of the Revolutionary Court sentenced this student activist to 4 years and 8 months in prison on the charge of participating in this ceremony and also the tweets published by him, on the charge of (collusion against security) and (propaganda activity against the regime). A verdict that was confirmed in the Court of Appeal.
It should be noted that Bahareh Hedayat was arrested by security forces on October 11, 1401 and was taken to solitary confinement in Ward 209 of the Ministry of Information for interrogation.
Bahareh Hedayat, on August 4, 1399, by branch 26 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court, was sentenced to 4 years in prison for the charge of (collusion) and 8 months in prison for the charge of (propaganda activity against the regime) as a supplementary punishment. This political and student activist was sentenced to 2 years of exclusion from membership in political and social groups and 3 months of serving in a nursing home.
This student activist was arrested on 21 February 2018 after being summoned to the security unit of Tehran University and transferred to the security ward of Evin prison for interrogation and explanation of the charges. Hay Toam was released on bail until the end of the trial.
This student activist was arrested by the security forces at the same time as she was handed over in 2008 for participating in a peaceful gathering of the families of political prisoners in front of Evin prison.
Bahareh Hedayat was also arrested during the protest gatherings in 2008 and charged with (propaganda activity against the regime), (interview with foreign media), (insulting the leadership), (insulting the president), (disturbance of public order through participation in illegal gatherings) and also (illegal entry and destruction in Amirkabir University when Mehdi Karroubi entered this university), was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months of imprisonment by Branch 28 of Tehran Revolutionary Court, which after adding 2 suspended sentences of This student activist was added to this verdict for the charge (action against security by holding an illegal protest rally) in another case.
After Bahare Hedayat’s case was referred to Branch 54 of the Court of Appeals of Tehran Province, this ruling was confirmed and this student activist was sentenced to 9 years and 6 months of imprisonment, including the previous 2 years of suspended imprisonment.
This student activist was again arrested by the security forces on July 18, 2006, after organizing a strike in front of Amir Kabir University in Tehran, and was temporarily released after 1 month of interrogation and solitary confinement after posting bail.
Bahare Hedayat participated in the organization of protests against discriminatory laws against women in 2005, and was arrested following the attack of security agents on this peaceful gathering and after going through the process of interrogation and completion of the case by the Tehran Revolutionary Court for the charge (action against national security from through holding an illegal assembly) was sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment with a 5-year suspension.
Suppression of freedom of expression, belief and thought 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.
In Article 5 of the Criminal Procedure Law, it is emphasized that the accused should be informed as soon as possible about the alleged charges and provide the right of access to a lawyer and other defense rights mentioned in the law.
Impossibility of access to a lawyer for the accused is one of the violations of 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.