Ahwazi Arabs statement in Human Rights Council- 20th Session
Ahwaz (South and Southwest of Iran).
28th June 2012
Ahwazi Arabs statement in Human Rights Council, 20th Session
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Submitted by: Ahwazi Centre for Human Right
SOURCE: Ahwazi Center for Human Rights
Ladies and Gentlemen
Before I start my statement, let me in my name and on behalf of the people of Ahwaz in South and South West of Iran, thank all the freedom strivers in all over the world and especially those who present at this and other similar meetings, which have become influential platforms for the voices of persecuted and oppressed peoples.
This year, the Iranian government prepared well in advance to preempt any uprising; rounding up prominent members of the Ahwazi community, killing some under torture, broadcasting forced confessions on its international Press TV network and imposing martial law on Ahwazi Arab districts. Around 100 people were arrested in the run-up to the planned protests on March and April, in a clear attempt to intimidate the Arab population of Ahwaz.
Three Ahwazi Arabs are known to have been killed during this barbaric attack without any trail. Naser Alboshoka 19 year old and Mohammad Kaabi 32 years old, were killed under torture few days after arrest , 15 year old Hassan Tamer Haidari was killed by a life bullet in a raid to his parents house.
The execution of four Ahwazi Arabs last week on Monday morning 18th of June, 2012, three brothers namely Abbas Haidarian, Taha Haidarian and Abdurrahman Haidarian and their friend Ali Naimi (Sharifi)., who had all been arrested in April 2011 after a massive demonstration called the “Ahwazi Day of Rage”, is the latest in a series of barbaric hangings, designed to terrorise the Arab population into submission.
Brutal attack of Iran’s security forces on Ahwazi Arabs and arrest of 30 people from Malashieh district in a protest after execution of the three brothers and their friend, and security forces took the detainees to unknown places, after they staged a loud protest on 16th of Jun 2012 in condemnation of the execution against a group of youths of Malashieh.
The “Ahwazi Centre For Human Rights” received the names of a number of detainees and they are;
1- Nasser Bawi 27 years old son of Habib, married and has two children,2- Mansour Bawi 22 years old, son of Habib,
3- Ismail Dahimi 23 years old,
4- Rahim Ben Hajj Chanbar 38 years old, married and has 6 children,
We will continue investigating the rest of the names.
On the other hand, the Iranian regime in the past few days, repeated commission of various forms of murder against the Arab people of Ahwaz, security elements killed a prisoner namely Salem Sawari 28 years old son of Haidar in Sepidar prison on Thursday, 14th of June, 2012 during a protest of prisoners for the ill-treatment they receive in prisons, and spread news of the intention of the prison administration in implementing of the execution against 5 of Ahwazi political prisoners.
The Iranian authorities in this criminal act, despite the appeals launched by the European Union, the British Parliament, the Amnesty International and the Human Rights Watch plus many other official figures and international organisations and centres to abolish the execution, issued against those Ahwazi Arabs, secretly executed four or five of them, and there is possibility that executes another group any later.
Last week the European Parliament once again has condemned ill-treatment of the Iranian regime against non-Persian peoples in Iran, led by the Arabs of Ahwaz and called the Iranian authorities to abolish the death penalty against Ahwazis.
As a result, the number of people killed by the security authorities in Iran last two weeks, reached six people and 13 are awaiting execution, according to “Press TV” which interviewed 18 Ahwazi few weeks ago attributed to them different charges the least lead to execution.
The “Ahwazi Center For Human Rights” condemns these inhuman acts severely and requests from all the international organizations and centres of human rights to continue their campaign to press on Iran to stop the implementation of the unfair trials against the people of Ahwaz and warns that lack of attention on what is happening for prisoners in Iran will lead to a humanitarian disaster, the Iranian regime habituated to commit in cold blood, and gradually in light of the world’s preoccupation on other subjects such as the Iranian nuclear issue.
The names of Ahwazi Arabs who are likely to be subjected to execution and are now languishing in prison awaiting death:
1 – Hadi Rashedi 38-year old
2 – Hashem Shabani Amuri 31-year old
3 – Rahman Asakereh 33-year old
4 – Mohamed Ali Amuri 33-year old
5 – Jabbar Albushoka 27-year old
6 – Mukhtar Albushoka 25 years old
7 – Khaled Abidawi 26-year old
8 – Hassan Abayat
9- Idan beit Sayah 37-year old
10- Jassem Sawaedi
11 – Ahmed Dabbat 21 years old
12 – Maher Chabi (Ka’abi)
13- Sajjad Beit Abdullah
For more details please contact:
Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights
http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/iran-must-not-execute-five-arab-minority-prisoners-2012-06-11 http://ahwazsolidarity.org/1/post/2012/06/european-parliament-condemns-treatment-of-ahwazi-arabs.html http://www.ahwazsolidarity.org/
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