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Mass raids and arrests in Al-Ahwaz

the Iranian intelligence service has arrested an Ahwazi Arab man named as Sadegh Khamisi (picture right) and take him to unknown place on Tuesday the 15th of March 2016.

Detainee Sadegh Khamisi, 40 years old, married and has two daughters live in Masha’ali district of Ahwaz capital.

According to Ahwazi activist quoted that Mr. Khamisi been charged with his belief conversion from Shiite to Sunni by the intelligence service.

Khamisi’s friend quoted to Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) that Khamisi’s place of detention up to written of this report still unknown and the intelligence service does not response to any question from the family.

in similar context the intelligence service has arrested a group of Ahwazi Arab men from Khafajiyeh city on Sunday the 20th of March 2016.

The ACHR has received following names that been arrested and took to unknown place:

1. Ibrahim Helfi

2. Jawad Helfi

3. Abdulzahra Khasraji

4. Saeed Dehimi

5. Kazem Helfi

6. Chaseb Helfi

Reliable source said that the detainees were denied from having legal lawyer that can represent them as well as being at risk of torture and ill treatment by intelligence service.

Mr Sadegh Mayahi has been arrested by Iranian undercover police and taken to unknown place on Monday the 28th of March 2016. Mr Mayahi with 44 of age, married and has two kids from Weis city been arrested in barberic way without prior notice.

According to ADPF sources stating that the security forces have arrested an Ahwazi man named as Mr. Imran Abyawi (picture left) from Hamidiyeh city and took him to unknown place in early hours of Tuesday the 29th of March 2016. The source added that Mr Abyawi been arrested before and the Iranian authorities asked Abyawi’s family to evacuate their house and move to other city

It is worth to mention that intelligence service has arrested Tariq Badawi and Ali Khasraji on 10th of March 2016 and an Ahwazi preacher Mr Bagher Na’ami on 6th of March 2016 without specifying the charges that leading to their arrest.

The Iranian authorities has intensified its arrest and raid against Ahwazi Arab recently where the intelligence service has raided Alkut city that is located between Ahwaz capital and Khafajiyeh on Sunday the 20th of March 2016 and Khafajiyeh city on Monday the 21st of March 2016 and also Elhaii city that is located between Ahwaz capital and Susa on Saturday the 26th of March 2016.

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