Tag: Arbitrary Detention

Arbitrary detention is the arrest of a person in a case in which there is no likelihood or evidence that they committed a crime against legal statute, or in which there has been no proper due process of law.

Virtually all of those detained in Iran suffer arbitrary detention as they are given no explanation as to why they are being arrested, and they are not shown any arrest warrant.
Iranians who suffer arbitrary detention are held incommunicado and their whereabouts can be concealed from their family, associates, the public population and open trial courts.

Many individuals who are arbitrarily detained suffer physical or psychological torture during interrogation, as well as extrajudicial punishment and other abuses in the hands of those detaining them.