Iranian Minorities’ Human Rights Organisation (IMHRO)
In recent weeks reports from inside of Ahwaz in the south west of Iran, indicates that pressure of the government has increased on Ahwazi activists. Iranian government continues to supress Arabs in Arabistan.
Ahwazi human right activist and some ordinary people charged with enmity against god and act against national security and condemned to death in secret trials without access to lawyers. Many of these activists are from Khalafieh (Khalaf Abad) in Arabistan. Jabar al-Bushuka 27 years old and his brother Mokhtar al-Bushuka 25 years old, Hadi Rashidi, Habib Allah Rashidi, Rahman Asakereh, Mohammad Ali Amori, Amir Amori, Hasham Shabani, Shahid Shabani, Ali Badri, Aqil, Aqili and Sayed Bagher al-Bushuka. They are reportedly subjected to torture.
More than 7000 workers, who strike in petrochemical complex of Razi in Bandar Mahshahr, subjected to persecution. IMHRO received list of following workers who arrested; Jasem Navaseri, Rahman Fazeli,Jamal Moghadam, Hasan Torfi, Saeid Hashemi, Naeem Chanani.
IMHRO is very concern regard of show trials of Iranian security service in Ahwaz and demands that this inhuman revolutionary court stops to function.
Lawyers had told IMHRO that judges in Ahwaz are handpicked by security services and charges and punishment arrive in “closed envelope” from security service office in Tehran.
IMHRO appeals to international community to follow up the case of persecution of Ahwazi Arabs.
Ahwazi Arabs under huge pressure by central governments since occupation of Arabistan by Reza shah in 1925. Many activists sentenced secretly and execution is widespread. Iranian government had banned journalists from access to regions. Political parties and media are banned and civil activist persecuted. Ahwazi Arabs are banned from education in their mother tongue in schools and wearing Arabic dress is considered a crime. Arabistan is having one of the largest natural gas and oil reserves in the world.