Mass Arrests in Ahwaz, Iran Benefits from “Military Parade Attack”

Mass Arrests in Ahwaz, Iran Benefits from “Military Parade Attack”

By Hossein Bouazar


Iran is taking advantage of the attack to unite the ranks behind the besieged regime, but they have bigger worry than a single armed operation in Ahwaz as the incident is just another terror attack done by the Iranian regime.

Iranian regime fears a scarier nightmare, and this nightmare threatens Iranian regime’s existence. Nikki Haley told Iran after the attack: “Look in the mirror”, meaning the violence that happened in Ahwaz resembles it. Violence brings violence and the Iranian authorities are the ones that fund it and support it in Bahrain, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and other areas.

But the Ahwazis are paying a high price for the attack. Iranian regime continuous their systematic crack down on Ahwazi Arabs, continuously spreading fear among Ahwazis. Iran under the universal obligation must treat its own people fairly but are they following that? bearing in mind that the Iranian regime harass/arrests/torture and execute people for their political/cultural and environmental activities.

Even though Ahwaz region accounts for 90% of Iran’s Gross domestic product, standing as the backbone of Iran’s economy. But it is one of most underdeveloped borders in the world’s most polluted areas. Our sources in Ahwaz said around 400 people were arrested.

So, the arrestees include civil, cultural, religious, human rights and political activists. But the issue has gone further, and in some cases, children and women have been detained by detainees as hostages. Some of the detainees have been transferred to Tehran. Meanwhile, no one dares to inquire about courts or security forces departments because they are terrified that they may get arrested.

The security forces seem to do whatever they want with the Ahwazi Arab people as they can blame them with the “Military parade attack” label. They try to eradicate any kind of independent cultural and civil activity in the province by creating a climate of terror and imprisonment/torture and execution.

The names of some of the detainees who have been identified by ACHR members inside Ahwaz are as follows:

  1. Seyed Ghasem Mousawi
  2. Fazel Shamousy
  3. Sohrab Moghadam
  4. Karim Mojadam
  5. Mohammad Temas
  6. Seyed Jasem Rahmani
  7. Majed Cheldawi
  8. Seyed Hamood Rahmani
  9. Hatam Sawari
  10. Jafar Hezbawi
  11. Ahmad Hezbawi
  12. Aref Nasseri
  13. Esameh Temas
  14. Ahmad Temas
  15. Jasem Koroshat
  16. Jafar Abidawi
  17. Ahmad Bawi
  18. Ali Shajeerat
  19. Jemil Heidari
  20. Majed Heidari
  21. Ahmad Hemreh
  22. Ali Sawari
  23. Mostafa Sawari
  24. Khaled Obidawi
  25. Abbas Heidari
  26. Mortezah Yassin
  27. Wally Amiri
  28. Sadegh Heidari
  29. Jalal Nebhani
  30. Ali Sawari
  31. Hamdan Afrawi
  32. Ahmad Amin
  33. Shani Shamousy
  34. Khalil Silawi
  35. Fars Shamousy
  36. Ali Mazraeh
  37. Seyed Sadegh Nazary
  38. Sajad Silawi
  39. Jawad Badwi
  40. Samir Silawi
  41. Riaz Shamousy
  42. Jamil Silawi
  43. Sadegh Silawi
  44. Ali Heidari
  45. Yousef Khasraji
  46. Jawad Hashemi
  47. Alireza Drees
  48. Maher Masoudi
  49. Seyed Jalil Mousawi
  50. Essa Badwi
  51. Hadi Abdawi
  52. Seyed Sadegh Mousawi
  53. Ahmad Heidari
  54. Photo below: Milad Afrawi
  55. Photo below: Adel Zehiri
  56. Riaz Zehiri
  57. Farhan Shamousy
  58. Mohammad Amouri
  59. Naeem Heidari
  60. Aref Ghazlawi
  61. Kazem Ghazlawi
  62. Ali Al-haee
  63. Khaled Silawi
  64. Mokhtar Masoudi
  65. Ali Al-baji
  66. Mohammad Masoudi
  67. Jader Afrawi
  68. Aghil Shamousy
  69. Photo below: Abdulah Silawi
  70. Abbas Badwi
  71. Mohsen Badwi
  72. Shaker Sawari
  73. Mahmood Doraghi
  74. Aziz Hamidawi
  75. Omid Bechari
  76. Noori Neisi
  77. Hussein Heidari
  78. Adnan Sawari
  79. Zamol Heidari
  80. Majed Sawari
  81. Ali Sawari
  82. Mohammad Sawari
  83. Ali Mazbani-Nasr
  84. Ahmad Kazem Koroshat
  85. Ramin Bechari
  86. Jemil Ahmadpoor
  87. Fahad Neisi
  88. Amir Afrawi
  89. Ali Afrawi
  90. Photo below: Mohammad Mohammadi
  91. Ghasem Kaebawi
  92. Danial Adel
  93. Moosa Mazraeh
  94. Abdulrahim Kharaji
  95. Mehdi Mazraeh
  96. Ahmad Sweedi
  97. Adnan Mazraeh
  98. Hassan Herbawi
  99. Ali Sweedi
  100. Faez Afrawi
  101. Mohammad-Amin Afrawi
  102. Abbas Moghinami
  103. Mortezah bait Shekh Ahmad
  104. Mortezah Moghinami
  105. Aref Moghinami
  106. Photo below: Mehdi Sa’adi
  107. Lami Shamousy
  108. Adel Afrawi
  109. Mehdi Kuti
  110. Ali Kuti
  111. Satar Kuti
  112. Ali Mansour
  113. Ali Saaki
  114. Abbas Saaki
  115. Abo Shelan Saaki
  116. Khazal Abbas Tamimi


We, Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights are calling on all human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and the European Parliament to address the situation of Ahwazi Arabs prisoners and put an end to torturing human rights and political prisoners and stop human rights violations towards Ahwazis and other non-Persian nations, human rights and political prisoners.


Hossein Bouazar is a human rights activist from the Ahwaz region in Iran. He writes about human rights abuses committed on the Arab Ahwazi.

The Media Centre for Ahwazi Revolution – The Ahwazi Democratic Popular Front

Date: 21/10/2018


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