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Video Message From Four Youths Who Were Executed Recently In Iran

Four Ahwazi Arabs recorded a secret statement appealing for international intervention before they were executed two weeks ago.e

The video, which was smuggled out of prison, shows the political prisoners addressing UN Special Rapporteur Ahmad Shaheed directly to protest their innocence and condemn the unfair trial that found them guilty of “enmity with God” and “sowing corruption on the earth”. Brothers Taha Heidarian (28), Abbas Heidarian (25), Abdul-Rahman Heidarian (23) and Ali Naami Sharifi were accused of murdering a policeman and being members of an armed opposition group, charges they denied.e

Below is the link of the video record and the written translated message.e

http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/07/04/224488.html

In the name of Allah the most merciful the most compassionate

To:e

All Free, anti oppression and injustice people, international and human rights organisations, human rights defenders and awakened consciences, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Shaheed Human Rights, UN Special Representative on Iran:e

I Ali Sharifi born in 1986, Malashiya resident, suburb of Ahwaz city, education year 9 single I was arrested on 20 April 2011 by Ministry of Intelligence and kept for three months at notorious detention centre under severest psychological and physical torture. I and my friends were held blindfolded in dark and notorious cells. Under torture they told us to cooperated and threat us this death unless we confess what they dictated to us.e

They also brought Branch 18 prosecutor Ahmedi in Ahwaz to intelligence services detention. At his presence also we did not survive physical torture and execution threat. Mortaza Kiasati of Branch 4, sentenced me and my friend Abbas, Abdul Rahman and Taha Heidarian to death. We are still unaware when it will take place.e

We live in the very poor neighbourhood of Malashiya in Ahwaz adjoining the biggest steel manufacturing complex in Iran with most of its workforce from outside Ahwaz [region]. Despite this our neighbourhood suffers from the highest level of poverty, unemployment and drugs with lowest civil, health and social services. We do not get from oil and gas fields, but the smoke.e

Rivers diversion to central Iran resulted in agricultural elimination and the remaining land was confiscated by colonist sugar cane companies.e

I shared and lived my family their suffering searching for modest sustenance to live on. Until the 15 April 2005 broke out, following leaked letter from President’s office by Mohammed Ali Abtahi who ordered eliminating Arabs existence in Al Ahwaz, coinciding with the eightieth anniversary of Al Ahwaz [Arabistan] occupation.e

I participate along my brothers and friends in the neighbourhood with the rest of our people in what was hungry, barefoot and oppressed revolution against oppression, discrimination and racism. We continued to protest in the occupation’s anniversaries until 2011 when I was arrested during a peaceful protest. All protests gathering were peaceful until security, army and Basij’s revolutionary guards, curbed the protest, they were pelted with stones and burning tyres to stop their vehicles advance and them attacking protesters with guns, snipers, poisonous and tear gases . We eye witnessed the killing and injuring numbers of youth among them our brothers Yunis and Yusef Shomosi by bullet fired at them during the protest.e

We are peaceful, against oppression and terrorism regard of its source. We are youths demanded our people’s rights by protest and peacefully. We are innocent from “waging war against God and its Prophet” and “Corruption on Earth” charges against us.

We were sentence to death by hanging in unfair courts (hearings). We peacefully demanded political, economical, social and cultural rights for our people in Al Ahwaz.e

By this message and accepting all risks which we will be held accountable in case discover, we call on all international and human rights organisations, particularly the concerned Mr. Ahmed Shaheed to pursue efforts and to try to halt the executions.

Finally, we note that we did not send this message because we fear the death . Whatever Gods decides will happen

Peace and God’s mercy and blessings are upon you.

In the name of Allah the most merciful the most compassionate

To:e

All Free, anti oppression and injustice people, international and human rights organisations, human rights defenders and awakened consciences, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Shaheed Human Rights, UN Special Representative on Iran:e

I Taha, Heidarian, son of To’mah known as Ali Karim Salih Madhi, resident of Malalshiya, Al Ahwaz, education qualification level secondary school, was arrested on 20 April 2011 by Ministry of Intelligence and remained in dark cell at its detention under severe physical and psychological blind folded al torture. I was threatened along with my brothers and friends with death if do not cooperate and repeat what they dictate to us.e

They also brought Ahmedi prosecutor at branch 18 of revolutionary court in Ahwaz to intelligence detention. At his presence we did not survive physical torture and execution threat. Mortaza Kiasati sentenced me, my brothers Abbas and Abdul Rahman along with my friend Ali Sharifi son of Ghazi to death by hanging. We are still unaware when it will take place.e

We live in the very poor neighbourhood of Malashiya in Ahwaz adjoining the biggest steel manufacturing complex in Iran with most of its workforce from outside Ahwaz [region]. Despite this our neighbourhood suffers from the highest level of poverty, unemployment and drugs with lowest civil, health and social services. We do not get from oil and gas fields, but the smoke.e

Rivers diversion to central Iran resulted in agricultural elimination and the remaining land was confiscated by colonist sugar cane companies.e

I shared and lived my family their suffering searching for modest sustenance to live on. Until the 15 April 2005 broke out, following leaked letter from President’s office by Mohammed Ali Abtahi who ordered eliminating Arabs existence in Al Ahwaz, coinciding with the eightieth anniversary of Al Ahwaz [Arabistan] occupation.e

I participate along my brothers and friends in the neighbourhood with the rest of our people in what was hungry, barefoot and oppressed revolution against oppression, discrimination and racism. We continued to protest in the occupation’s anniversaries until 2011 when I was arrested during a peaceful protest. All protests gathering were peaceful until security, army and Basij’s revolutionary guards, curbed the protest, they were pelted with stones and burning tyres to stop their vehicles advance and them attacking protesters with guns, snipers, poisonous and tear gases . We eye witnessed the killing and injuring numbers of youth among them our brothers Yunis and Yusef Shomosi by bullet fired at them during the protest.e

We are peaceful, against oppression and terrorism regard of its source. We are youths demanded our people’s rights by protest and peacefully. We are innocent from “waging war against God and its Prophet” and “Corruption on Earth” charges against us.e

We were sentence to death by hanging in unfair courts (hearings). We peacefully demanded political, economical, social and cultural rights for our people in Al Ahwaz.e

By this message and accepting all risks which we will be held accountable in case discover, we call on all international and human rights organisations, particularly the concerned Mr. Ahmed Shaheed to pursue efforts and to try to halt the executions.e

Peace and God’s mercy and blessings be upon you.e

http://www.ahwaziarabs.info/2012/07/secret-video-statements-by-ahwazi-arab.html

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