Target:
To Amnesty, European Union, UN , Human Rights Watch, Ban Ki Moon, International Crimes Court,
Region:
Iran
Website:
persian2english.com

**UPDATE 10/1/12**

On Saturday morning, Sept 8, 2012, human rights activist Shiva Nazar Ahari was sent back to Evin prison to serve her 4 year sentence. She was transferred to the Women's Ward. Please sign the petition for Shiva!

http://www.chrr.biz/spip.php?article18685

*UPDATE 8.23.2010*

Shiva Nazar Ahari, a human rights activist and member of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters (CHRR), has spent more than 8 months now in prison. She was arrested for the second time in one year on the 20th of December 2009. Previously, she spent 102 days in prison, 33 in solitary confinement up until September 2009.

Shiva Nazar Ahari’s lawyer, Mohammad Sharif, has expressed concern about his client’s upcoming trial considering the heavy charge of moharebeh (enmity with God) in her case. “Shiva Nazar Ahari’s case is being reviewed in the same branch that reviewed Badrolssadat Mofidi’s case. I believe the ruling in Ms. Mofidi’s case to be illegal and therefore am seriously concerned about the court’s potential ruling, considering the fact that my client’s initial charge is moharebeh,” he told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

According to Sharif, one of his concerns is that even though the presiding judge for Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Courts is a known judge, another judge appeared at Ms. Mofidi’s trial. “My client has been informed of three charges. One of her charges is moharebeh, enmity with God, the subject of Article 186. The other charge is assembly and collusion to commit a crime, the subject of Article 610. Her final charge is propagating against the regime, based on Article 500,” said Sharif. “I have read Shiva Nazar Ahari’s case file. I have written my defense bill and have submitted it,” he added.

Nazar Ahari’s mother, Shahrzad Kariman, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that she is unaware of the charges. Regarding whether her daughter was informed of her charges, Kariman said, “Maybe they have served Dr. Sharif, but I don’t know anything about it. The moharebeh charge was conveyed in June 2009, but we didn’t think it was in this case. When Dr. Sharif read the case for the 23 May court session, we realized that when she had first been arrested in 2009, one of the four charges the judge had written in her case was moharebeh. When she was re-arrested on 20 December 2009, moharebeh was not one of her charges.”

“Shiva is in a state of limbo. Her court date was announced so late. They were going to move the date forward, but nothing has happened yet. The situation in the Women’s Ward is dire. Most days there is no water. The situation with hygiene is terrible. The situation with food is extremely bad,” said Kariman. Quoting the lawyer, she described Nazar Ahari’s imprisonment as illegal. “She has been in this limbo for nine months. According to Dr. Sharif, Shiva has been illegally detained for the past three months, because a temporary detention can only be extended up to six months. Continuing a suspect’s detention beyond six months requires a court ruling which Shiva’s case doesn’t have,” she said.

A documentary of Shiva speaking about her activism:



محمد شریف، وکیل شیوا نظرآهاری نسبت به رای احتمالی دادگاه موکلش در ماه آینده با توجه به اتهام سنگین محاربه برای وی که در پرونده اش آمده ابراز نگرانی کرد. وی به کمپین بین المللی حقوق بشر در ایران گفت: «پرونده شیوا نظرآهاری در همان شعبه ای است که پرونده بدرالسادات مفیدی در جریان است و به نظر من رای صادره در رابطه با پرونده خانم مفیدی غیرقانونی است. لذا از آنجا که محاربه در وهله نخست اتهامات مطرح شده به شیوا نظرآهاری است، من به شدت درباره رای احتمالی دادگاه نگران هستم.»

به گفته شریف یکی از دلایل نگرانی وی این است که رییس شعبه ۲۶ دادگاه انقلاب اسلامی شخص معینی است اما در پرونده خانم مفیدی دادرس دیگری حاضر شده بود. محمد شریف در خصوص اتهامات موکلش گفت: «به ایشان سه اتهام تفهیم شده است. یکی محاربه است، موضوع ماده ۱۸۶. دیگری اجتماع و تبانی جهت ارتکاب جرم است، موضوع ماده ۶۱۰ و در نهایت تبلیغ علیه نظام است، موضوع ماده ۵۰۰.» وی افزود: «من پرونده شیوا نظرآهاری را خوانده و لایحه را نوشته و ثبت کرده ام.»

اگرچه شهرزادکریما مادراین فعال حقوق بشر به کمپین بین المللی حقوق بشر در ایران گفت که از این موضوع بی اطلاع است. مادر این زندانی سیاسی در خصوص تفهیم اتهام محاربه به شیوا گفت:” شاید به دکتر شریف ابلاغ کرده باشند، ولی من اطلاعی ندارم، حکم محاربه خرداد پارسال تفهیم شد، ولی ما فکر نمی کردیم در پرونده موجود باشد تا این که به خاطر ۲ خرداد که وقت دادگاه بود دکتر شریف پرونده را خواند، متوجه شدیم وقتی شیوا سال ۸۸ بازداشت شده بود جزو ۴ موارد اتهامی که بازپرس در پرونده گذاشته بود محاربه بوده است ولی وقتی مجددا در تاریخ ۲۹ / ۹ بازداشت شد جزو موارد اتهامی محاربه نبود.»

خانم کریمان درخصوص وضعیت دخترشیوا نظر آهاری به کمپین گفت: « شیوا هنوز بلا تکلیف است، نوبت دادگاهش خیلی دیر اعلام شد قرار بود نوبت دادگاه راجلو بیندازند،ولی هنوز خبری نیست. وضعیت بند نسوان هم که مشخص است اکثر روزها آب قطع است، وضعیت بهداشتی خراب است، وضعیت غذا فوق العاده بد است» .وی به استناد گفته وکیل پرونده حضور فعلی شیوا در زندان را غیر قانونی دانست و گفت:« ۹ ماه است که بلاتکلیف است، به قول خود دکتر شریف، سه ماه است که شیوا غیر قانونی بازداشت است؛چون تا ۶ ماه می شود قرار بازداشت را تمدید کرد، ولی از ۶ ماه به بعد باید حتما متهم حکم داشته باشد که شیوا حکم ندارد.»


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Link to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, pick any of these laws, and you will see that the Iran government has violated these laws at the basic level.

http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

Additional reading:
A letter from Shiva's mother to Shiva: http://persian2english.com/?p=11368
A letter from Shiva to her father on Father's Day:
http://persian2english.com/?p=12196
Being Shiva Nazar Ahari:
http://www.gozaar.org/english/articles-en/Being-Shiva-Nazar-Ahari.html


We the undersigned request the following:

1) Shiva Nazar Ahari needs to be immediately released and for ALL charges against her need to be dropped.

2) The Iranian government must abide the international human rights laws of the UN Charter in which they are a state party and members of the UN.

3) To release all human rights activists, protesters, students, and political prisoners being held in prison and being raped and tortured by the Iran government.
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