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Documenting Human Rights in Iran: Evidence Collection Guide

Every person has the human right to move within and to leave Iran.

Article 12 of the ICCPR provides that every person has the right to liberty of movement, and to choose his or her residence.

This means that government authorities may not arbitrarily:

  •  banish a political activist to a location far from his or her home
  •  prevent activists from leaving or returning to Iran

Every person has the human right to privacy.

Article 17 of the ICCPR ensures that no one shall suffer arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, home, or correspondence—in essence, it can be viewed as the right to dignity.

  • This means that government officials may not:
  • arbitrarily search private homes without search warrants
  • confiscate personal property during warrantless searches
  • conduct surveillance of telephone and email correspondence without cause or warrant
  • arrest or harass family members of detainees for the purpose of coercing confessions from the detainee

Every person has the human right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.

Article 18 of the ICCPR provides that this includes the right to adopt a religion or belief of one’s choice and to practice that religion or belief.

This means that government authorities may not:

  • ban Baha’is from practicing their religion
  • discriminate against Baha’is
  • discriminate against people of other faith
  • arrest and convict individuals because they converted from Islam to another faith

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