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Arrest of an Ahwazi Aid workers by Iranian intelligence service

Iranian intelligence arrested two Ahwazi Arab aid workers, named as Mr. Reza Kaabi and Mr. Ali Jalali, in the city of Toster (Shushtar, Persian name), for organizing a campaign to collect aid and donation for the victims of the floods that hit and badly damaged the region recently.

According to reliable source quoted to Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights, the home of Reza Hanash Kaabi been raided by elements belonging to the Iranian intelligence services that were dressed plain clothes, on Wednesday the 18th of May 2016, and they arrested him after a confrontation with the people in the Shuaibya city.

The security service has arrested Mr. Ali Jalali, a friend of Reza Kaabi and work in the sugar cane company, at his home in the “Daniel” district in the Shuaibya city north of Ahwaz capital on Friday the 20th of May 2016.

Mr Kaabi and Jalali had organized aid campaign to collect donations for flood victims and distributed among villagers and families that were severely affected, following an Ahwazi Arab residents’ complained of the government’s failure to provide adequate assistance to them, where the fate of the two young men and their whereabouts is still unknown since their arrest.

In similar context, the Iranian intelligence services has arrested six Ahwazi aid workers from the Shuaibya city on Monday the 18th of April 2016 and their name as follows:

1)          Amir Modheji

2)        Hussein Fartusi

3)        Hadi Sari

4)        Shahin Modheji

5)         Taha Echresh

6)        Taha Amouri.

There accusation was collecting donations and goods without informing authorities!!

It is worth to mention that the Iranian authorities has opened the Dez dam on 13th of April 2016 under the pretext of more water collected behind dam and as result of opening, severe flood hit the region and left catastrophic damage to Ahwazi Arab people and their agricultural land and livestock where many villages residents had migrate to other places in Al-Ahwaz.

Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights

30-05-2016

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