More Arrests, Persecution and Execution After 2022 Uprising in Ahwaz 

By Hossein Bouazar

Ahwazis retirees rallied peacefully to protest injustice and discrimination.

Retirees and pensioners of Ahwaz Social Security held their third day of protest rallies against the tyranny and injustice of the authorities today, Wednesday, June 9th.

Protesters chanted slogans, strongly condemning the wrong economic policies of the leaders of the anti-Islamic Republic and the impact of the resulting livelihood problems on the vulnerable.

Retirees, who have taken to the streets several times before to protest, are calling for the full implementation of a plan to equalize salaries and monthly pensions, implement supplementary insurance and pay supplemental medical expenses during retirement.

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This is happening while on the other side of Ahwaz people of the village of Goran whose lands were taken by the Iranian occupation authorities are appealing to Ahwazi people to save them and support their position and legitimate demands, the first of which is to work on their lands which were taken by the Iranian occupation, which is exploited by the sugar cane partner and to bring thousands of Persian settlers.

On 13th of June 2022, a 37-year-old man from the city of Hamidiya, Abbas bin Ahmed Al-Thamer, was martyred. His house was attacked after he returned from outside the city on a motorbike, and the occupation police shot him dead while he was among his family members, including his wife. And his two children.

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The martyrdom of Farid Magtoufi, a 26-year-old young man, at the hands of repressive police forces

Farid Magtoufi was one of the participants in the recent peaceful demonstrations in the occupied Ahvaz against oppression, who was persecuted for chanting patriotic slogans against the clerical regime, but unfortunately was martyred for the freedom of his homeland.

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A citizen was injured by Ahwaz border guards

According to some reports, a citizen was shot and severely wounded by repressive border guards in al-Tamimiyah.

According to the report, the identity of this citizen is Ali Ebadi.

His physical condition has been reported to be critical following his transfer to a hospital.

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Suspicious death of an Abadani doctor due to falling from the fifth floor of the apartment.

Payvand Allameh, a prominent doctor living in Abadan, lost his life after a suspicious fall from the fifth floor of his apartment in the Arvand beach tower.

Payyand’s condition was declared serious after being transferred to Beheshti Hospital in Abadan. He died right after he was transferred to the hospital due to the severity of his injuries.

Some speculations indicate the connection between the suspicious death of this Abadani doctor and the current of the metropolis catastrophe.

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: 2022/06/19

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