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The continuation of arrests and the challenge mounts in Al-Ahwaz

Since the beginning of the Muharram and the Iranian authorities extends its wide random arrests in

various cities of Al-Ahwaz including “Ghala’ Kana’an” and “Jihad neighbourhood” in “kut- Abdullah” south of the Ahwaz capital and of where it launches a mass campaign of raids and arrests against the the two areas in last two days due to saying national and heroic Ahwazi poems in a large mourning and funeral of two executed Ahwazi youth in Tehran in recent days.


According to reliable source quoted to Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) that the Iranian security forces on the dawn of Sunday the 9th of October 2016 brutally stormed and has raided the homes of Ahwazi youth in Mohammareh (Khoramshahr Persian name) and arrested a large number of them and took them to an unknown destination, without explaining the reasons for their arrest, where ACHR received some names, including:

1)         Ali Tamimi son of Toemah,

2)         Ahmed Maniat, son of Fakher with age of 27,

3)         Saeed Tamimi,

4)         Shaker Tamimi, son of Teriagh wit age of 26.

According to the source that most of the detainees are teaching Arabic language and holy Quran and there is no exact charge been expressed from intelligence department about their arrest so far.

Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights believes that the launched campaign of mass arrests by Iranian authorities in different parts of the Al-Ahwaz region, it came against Arab activists who oppose the repression, discrimination and national oppression policies and the authorities throwing them in prison under various pretexts.

As Iranian authorities executed three Ahwazi activists on Tuesday the 17th of August 2016  from one family on charges of attacking a police station in the city of Hamidiyeh oil-rich city, which most of the population of Hamidiyeh lives below the poverty level in the light of widespread unemployment, deprivation and the spread of drugs and diseases caused by environmental pollution due to oil installations, petrochemical and desertification.

Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights


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