Ahwazi Arab Student’s eardrums teared after school’s moderator punished him.
Slapping Ahwazi Arab students led to tearing the of the student’s eardrum. Physical punishment of students in addition to the negative psychological and physical consequences in accordance with the codified laws of the country is considered illegitimate.
The father of the student said: “2 days ago, my 12-year-old son, when he asked his classmate to change his place at the school, he got punished by the school’s moderator,” he said. Rahim Abdul Khani added: “The school’s moderator slapped him without any notice, while his son was in the queue, and this action caused the led to tearing the curtain of my 12-year-old son’s ear.”
“Despite the damage to my child’s ear and the blushing of his face, the school principal did not inform us about the subject,” he continued. The father of the student from Sus (Shush) added: “According to the certified physician and medical records available, right ear has been torn by a slap.”
He criticized the behavior of the school headmaster with the students, “Due to the damage done to my child, a complaint has been made to the judiciary and the inspection of the school education in Sus city and is being pursued.”
Abdul Khani called for judicial follow-up. He also added “The school should be a safe place to educate students, not a place to punish them which is prohibited by law.”
Abdulamir Khanifar, director of education in Susa, said: “This issue has been raised this morning (Monday) through the student’s family, which is under review.”
Abdulamir added: “If confirmed, follow-up is necessary and will be dealt with by the school’s moderator.
Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights
Written by Hossein Bouazar