The arrest of Zila Shahriari, a Baha’i citizen
Ariyai Community News Agency – Today, Monday, September 21, 1401, by the order of the Judge of the 1st Branch of Evin Prison, Zhila Shahriari, a Baha’i citizen, was arrested.
According to Jamia Aryai news agency, on Sunday 20th of Shahrivar, 1401, Zhila Shahriari, a Baha’i citizen living in Tehran, was arrested and transferred to Evin prison to serve his prison term. This Baha’i citizen served a total of 2 years and 6 months of imprisonment has been condemned.
An informed source said in this regard: “While Zila Shahriari had not previously received any notice to serve imprisonment, the sentence execution unit of the Evin Prison Prosecutor’s Office called her a while ago, and on Sunday, Zila Shahriari was sentenced to prison Answering several questions, he referred to that judicial body, but after appearing, he was arrested and transferred to Evin prison to endure his imprisonment.
It should be noted that Zila Shahriari was arrested by the security forces on 22 August 1395, and after being transferred to the 209 security ward of the Ministry of Information and during interrogation and interrogation, she was transferred to the women’s ward of Evin prison on 9 September of the same year. He was released from enduring long-term uncertainty on 23 September 2015 by posting bail.
With the beginning of the proceedings, the case of Jila Shahriari was examined by Branch 28 of the Tehran Revolution Court headed by Mohammad Moghiseh with the charges of (action against national security) and (propaganda activity against the regime) and was sentenced to 5 years in prison.
By announcing the protest and referring this case to the branch of the Court of Appeals of Tehran Province, the final sentence of imprisonment of Jila Shahriari was reduced to 2 years and 6 months of imprisonment.
According to the circular of the Supreme Council of Cultural Emigration 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.
On September 1, 1401, Amnesty International issued a request for immediate action, condemning the repression and applying security and social pressures on the Baha’i community of Iran due to the religious beliefs of these citizens, and demanded an end to the repression of the Baha’is of Iran.
In addition, on July 30, 1401, the World Baha’i Community issued a statement warning against the increase in security pressures and widespread arrests, and the suppression of the deprivation of Iranian Baha’is from their citizenship rights in Iran.
The suppression of Baha’is in Iran violates international human rights documents, including Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as Articles 18 and 19 of this valid international document, as well as Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Also, citizens’ right to a fair hearing by an impartial court is one of the things emphasized in Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Arbitrary detention and the impossibility of access to a lawyer for the accused, including cases of violation 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, have also been emphasized.