Human Rights Violator: Mohsen Ghanbari

Full Name:

Mohsen Ghanbari

Biography:

No information is available about his birth and education.

Positions:

⦁ Chief Justice of Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Court in Gorgan between 2016 and 2017


Human Rights Violations (in chronological order) :

As the Chief Justice of Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Court in Gorgan, Mohsen Ghanbari is responsible for violating the rights of religious minorities by imprisoning 24 Baha’i citizens on the grounds of their faith. Ghanbari has violated his judicial responsibilities according to Articles 18 and 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights[1], and Articles 18 and 27 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights[2].

[1]Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”

[2]Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states: “Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right shall include freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching.”  Article 27 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states: In those States in which ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities exist, persons belonging to such minorities shall not be denied the right, in community with the other members of their group, to enjoy their own culture, to profess and practise their own religion, or to use their own language.”

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