Rights demanding to withdrawal the charges against two activists of Diwaniyah and undertakes to provide a defense team


  24/09/2018 07:00         Statement         86   

The Iraqi Center for Supporting Freedom of Speech (Rights), MP Mansour al-Baiji and a member of the Diwaniya Governorate Council, Hakima al-Shibli, are demanding the withdrawal of the charges against the activists (Shamil al-Ramahi) and Reza al-Sheibani, in the Diwaniyah Investigation Tribunal on publishing charges.
At the same time, the Iraqi Center (Rights) refused the involvement of activists, bloggers and journalists to the court, He believes in the justice of the and believe in the justice of the judiciary and respects his role in achieving the truth, but he sees these accusations of activists, bloggers and journalists, what are only tactics to get rid of people who criticize the performance of politicians.
The Iraqi Center (Rights) expresses its concern about the increasing restrictions on activists, bloggers and journalists, while pledging to provide a legal defense team for civilian activists Reda al-Shibani and Shamil al-Ramahi.
Charges against Shaibani and Ramahi include imprisonment for up to six months if convicted, according to the Iraqi Penal Code.
The Iraqi Center (Rights) contacted MP Mansour Al-Baiji and Diwaniyah Governorate Council member Hakima Al-Shibli. The Center also sent an e-mail asking them to comment on this case, but they did not respond.
"He and his colleague Shamil al-Ramahi face two cases under article 435 QA for reasons related to publishing and criticizing the social networking site," civil activist Reda al-Shaibani, the Iraqi Center for the Defense of Freedom of Expression, told Reuters.
The civil activist Reda al-Shaibani, told the Iraqi Center (Rights) that he and his colleague Shamil al-Ramahi are facing two judicial petitions under article 435 QA for reasons related to publishing and criticizing the social networking site.
 

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