The arrest of Saman Khadim, a Baha’i citizen, in Shiraz
Aryan Community News Agency – Today, Thursday, October 28, 1401, security agents arrested Saman Khadim, a Baha’i citizen, in the city of Shiraz, the capital of Fars province.
According to the news agency of Jamia Aryaei, on the morning of Friday, October 22, 1401, Saman Khadim, a Baha’i citizen, resident of the city of Shiraz, the capital of Fars province, was arrested after security forces raided his home after searching and confiscating some of his personal belongings.
An informed source said: “Friday morning, 3 vehicles including 9 security officers entered the house of Saman Khadim, a Baha’i citizen and environmental activist, after searching and confiscating personal items such as mobile phones, laptops and several They arrested him and took his album cover and camera with them, and despite the fact that 6 days have passed since the date of his arrest, Saman Khadim is being interrogated at No. 100 Detention Center of the Shiraz Intelligence Department.
As of the moment of writing this report, there is no information about the reason for the arrest and the legal basis of Saman Khadem’s accusations.
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.