The arrest of Hami Bahadri Shahrvand Baha’i
Ariyai Community News Agency – Today, Sunday, November 1, 1401, security agents raided the private home of a Baha’i citizen in Tehran after searching and confiscating some items and arrested him.
According to the Ariyai Jamia news agency, in the late hours of Saturday, October 30, 1401, Hami Bahadri, a Baha’i citizen living in Tehran, was arrested after security agents raided his house and his wife, after searching the house and confiscating some of his personal belongings.
An informed source said: “At 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 30th, agents of the Ministry of Information raided the home of Hami Bahadri and his wife, a Bahai couple, who live in Tehran, after searching the house and confiscating some personal belongings, including mobile phones and several volumes. A religious book related to the Baha’i faith and a laptop, then Haji Bahadri was arrested and taken away. At around 2 am this Sunday, the supporter said in a call that he made to his home that he was transferred to Ward 209 of Evin Prison.
It should be noted that there is no information about the reason for the arrest or the legal basis of the accusations of Hami Bahadri until the moment of writing this report.
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.