Ahwazi Poet Sentenced to Five Year 

By Hossein Bouazar

Younes Al-Sarkhi is an Arab poet and writer living in Ahwaz.

He is an intellectual youth, with the intellectual view. He is a writer, although he was under pressure for his writings and poems on issues such as poverty and addiction, he was arrested in one of the villages of Dehloran after attending a protest regarding the seize land from Arab citizens. During that protest the security pressure increased.

He has been sentenced to five years in prison on charges of “conspiracy to act against national security.”

His brother Yusuf said; Younes was a writer of poet. He was a poet of social issues such as poverty and addiction. He encouraged others to help, but he was accused of preparing the ground for protests. Younes’s crime is to defend his mother tongue, poetry, literature, water, soil, poverty and reeds.

Today, Younes Al-Sorkhi turned 29 in Sheiban Prison in Ahwaz.

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

Date: 2022/02/13


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