Iran takes advantage of the Military Parade attack to make mass arrests in Ahwaz and 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.
The Iranian regime fears a scarier nightmare, and this nightmare threatens the 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.
Ahwazis are paying a high price for the attack. The Iranian regime continues their systematic crackdown 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.
The 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. Sources in Ahwaz said around 400 people were arrested.
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 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:
Seyed Ghasem Mousawi
Seyed Jasem Rahmani
Seyed Hamood Rahmani
Photo below: Seyed Sadegh Nazary
Seyed Jalil Mousawi
Seyed Sadegh Mousawi
Photo below: Milad Afrawi
Photo below: Adel Zehiri
Photo below: Abdulah Silawi
Ahmad Kazem Koroshat
Photo below: Mohammad Mohammadi
Mortezah bait Shekh Ahmad
Photo below: Mehdi Sa’adi
Abo Shelan Saaki
Khazal Abbas Tamimi
Iran Must End Human Rights Abuses
The Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights calls on all human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and the European Parliament to address the situation of Ahwazi Arabs prisoners. Iran’s government must end its torturing of human rights and political prisoners. It must stop human rights violations towards Ahwazis and other non-Persian nations, human rights and political prisoners.