Amnesty International Official secrecy fails to hide violations Despite official secrecy in Iran and the authorities' attempts to hide their appalling human rights record from outside scrutiny, AI has found a persistent pattern of serious human rights violations. No reasons are given to detainees for their arrest and they may not be notified of the charges against them until months, or years, later.
No reasons are given to detainees for their arrest and they may not be notified of the charges against them until months, or years, later. Access to lawyers is almost always denied and political detainees have spent up to 10 years behind bars before their relatives have been told of their whereabouts.
Despite repeated attempts by AI to visit Iran, the government has rejected all requests to observe trials, conduct fact-finding visits and hold talks. A recent report See Iran: He was denied family visits for more than three years and is reportedly suffering from various illnesses, allegedly caused or exacerbated by torture.
In he wrote a letter from prison: I spent 15 months in prison before I was told why I had been incarcerated My own trial took place in Evin Prison [where he is being held]; I was denied hearing before a jury I have been subjected to various forms of torture If there is no evidence that he committed a criminal offence he should be released.
AI is urging the Iranian government once again to introduce necessary legal and practical measures to end these violations, and to release immediately all prisoners of conscience. AI is also calling for a review of the detention of all political prisoners held without trial or unfairly tried, and for immediate thorough and independent investigations into all allegations of torture and possible extrajudicial killings both inside and outside Iran.
Sixteen years after the creation of the Islamic Republic, critics of the government are still facing imprisonment after unfair trial before Islamic Revolutionary Courts, torture and execution. Even Iranian dissidents who have fled abroad are not safe; several have been assassinated in circumstances suggesting they may have been extrajudicially executed by Iranian government agents.
The authorities continue to hide their appalling human rights record from outside scrutiny and repeatedly deny that any violations have occurred. For years they have denied international human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, access to the country. Even the Special Representative of the UN Commission on Human Rights, who is mandated by the international community to investigate human rights violations n Iran, has been denied access since Human Rights violations in Iran are shrouded in secrecy.
Procedures governing arrest, detention and trial are rarely made public. No information is given to detainees about the reasons for arrest and they are not notified of the charges against them until months, and sometimes years, later.
Access to lawyers is almost always denied and detainees can spend up to 10 years behind months before their relatives know where they are.
People who speak out against the government or try to publicize human rights violations can face severe punishments. Iran Official secrecy hides continuing repression 1-Introduction Sixteen years after the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran, government opponents are still facing imprisonment after unfair trial, torture ad execution.
Even Iranian dissidents who have fled abroad are not safe; several have been tracked down and killed, reportedly by Iranian government agents. Human rights violations are shrouded in secrecy. Access to lawyers is almost always denied and detainees can spend up to 10 years behind bars before the relatives know where thy are.
People who speak out against the government or try to publicize human rights violations face severe punishments. The authorities do their utmost to hide their appalling human rights record from outside scrutiny and repeatedly deny that any violations have occurred.
Even the Special Representative of the UN Commission on Human Rights, who is mandated by the international community to investigate human rights violations in Iran, has been denied access since He has been accused of partiality by the Iranian authorities.
His last report published in February was criticized for being "influenced by the allegations of the United States against It shows that large numbers of political prisoners remain in jail, some serving long sentences imposed after grossly unfair trials, others simply being held without charges.
Most have been tortured. The report also documents cases of suspected extrajudicial executions of government opponents both inside and outside Iran, and highlights the continuing use of the death penalty.
Before Amnesty International recorded hundreds, sometimes thousands, of executions every year; Iranian newspapers used to freely report executions for non-political offenses.
Sincehowever, newspapers have reported fewer executions allegedly as a result of government directives designed to prevent such information being used by international human rights organizations and by the UN Special Representative on Iran.
Nevertheless, unofficial reports of executions leak out and during Amnesty International recorded executions, including of political prisoners. The true figure is believed to be much higher.
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