By Hossein Bouazar
Maede Afrawi, a 19-year-old Arab girl, was arrested on November 16th, 2022 in the city of Abadan after distributing tracts to invite people to protests and while returning to the school in the city of Abadan along with a number of her friends by security forces in normal clothing in a Peugeot 406 car. The car moved to an unknown location.
Today, November 18th, human rights sources reported that Maeda Afrawi was transferred to Ahwaz city. There is no more information about the fate of this protesting young girl.
Over the past 44 years, Iranian regime has suppressed, tortured, and killed its people. Iranian regime has been stealing wealth of its nation while Iranian people has been struggling with poverty and high unemployment rates.
We, the Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights (ACHR), concerns, while Ahwazi Arabs, non-Persian nations within so call “Iran” face continues oppression and discrimination, the most significant human rights issues included a high number of executions for false confession and false crimes without fair trials of individuals. Torture; harsh and life-threatening prison conditions; arbitrary detention and imprisonment; of hundreds of political prisoners, are just few examples of how the Iranian regime violates the human rights.
We are calling upon Mr. Javaid Rehman the United Nations special rapporteur for the situation of human rights in Iran and Mrs Agnes Callamard the UN special rapporteur on extra Judicial execution to intervene and stop the Iranian criminal regime from executing innocent prisoners that were arrested without any legal warrant.
Hossein Bouazar is a human rights activist from the Ahwaz region in Iran. He writes about human rights abuses committed by the Arab Ahwazi.
Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights