Within the monitoring process for violation of Human Rights conducted by the HRI, the Government of Iran has shown acts of repression against activists who fight against inequality and in favor of civil and human rights for the Muslim women.
On June 7th of 2019, Fariba was detained in Iran by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. French authorities stated that consular assistance was denied. This act violates article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
On May 16th of 2020, Fariba was condemned to 5 years of imprisonment for supposedly conspiring against national security and 1 year for propaganda against the State (a total of 6 years).
There is a pattern of systematic targeting activists who fight against inequality and for women rights in countries such as Iran. The HRI for Peace and Freedom condemns acts of repression and state terrorism by targeting select groups of people.
These fundamental rights should not be oppressed by authorities in any part of the world. Religious fundamentalisms must not interfere with the capacity of states to implement human rights.
The members of the international community, including and most important, the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations, Michelle Bachelet, must condemn such acts of repression and address the situation. There is an existing campaign in Iran and many other countries against the advocacy of women rights. If not addressed properly, the overall situation of women in Iran and around the world will aggravate.