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Iran – Risk of criminal arrest, arbitrary detention and unjust trial

All Belgian visitors, including bi-nationals, are in high risk of arrest, irrelavent detention and unfair demo. This risk also pertains to people who are simply visiting Iran for tourism. In the event of arrest or detention, respect with regard to fundamental rights and the protection of individuals are not guaranteed. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs phone calls on Belgian nationals going to Iran to leave the nation as soon as possible in view of the improved risk of arbitrary detention in the light of the current deterioration of the security circumstance throughout Iran. In addition , consular presence at hearings during a feasible trial is not guaranteed as well as the detainee does not have access to a lawyer of his choice. The lawyer may also be subject to serious constraints. In this context, the capability of the Belgian embassy within Tehran to provide consular safety to nationals arrested or detained in Iran is extremely limited. Moreover, consular trips are not allowed in the case of a bi-national, as Iran does not recognise dual nationality. Belgian nationals, including those with dual nationality, are therefore strongly advised against travelling to Iran for any reason. Belgian nationals who, despite this warning, are in Iran, are asked to be extremely vigilant and also to take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety. Recently, the Belgian national and several some other Westerners were arbitrarily imprisoned and are currently imprisoned within Iran. Belgians and double nationals are asked to come back as soon as possible. They are strongly advised to limit their motions within the country, to avoid any type of gathering and to make by themselves known to the Belgian Embassy in Tehran by signing up on the Holidaymakers Online website


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