Ahwazi Citizens Killed during Protest (Remembrance Day 15/04/2005)
By Hossein Bouazar
Radhi Abiyat, 18 years old, Friday night 15th of April 2005 was shot dead by security officers during a protest in Hamidiyeh.
According to an eyewitness to the Hamidiyeh incidents in an interviewed, Mr Abiyat. was targeted by security forces near the checkpoint on Friday evening at around 9 pm during the protest. He fell to the ground, there were two other protesters who tried to help him were also shot by officers. According to available information, Mr. Abiat was the first victim of the Hamidiyeh protests who was shot dead by security officials.
We, the Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights (ACHR), concerns, while Ahwazi Arabs faced continued 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, but we also should add that the regime’s handling of the Covid situation proves that the regime doesn’t care about Ahwazi lives and that raises a great concern and get international attention.
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