Urgent : Four Ahwazi Arabs in fear of imminent execution

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To : 
- The UN Human Rights Council 
- The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran Dr Ahmad Shahid
- The Amnesty International 
- Human Rights Watch 
- Reporters without Borders 
- The Arab Human Rights Organisations
- The Iranian Human Rights Organisation  
- International Organisations on human rights
 
The Iranian Intelligence Services have transferred four Ahwazi Arab activists from Karoun prison to unknown place on 3 November 2013.  Ghazi Abbasi, 31, Abdul Reza Amir Khanafareh, 26, Abdul Amir Majdami, 33, and Jasem Moghadam, 28, from Falahiya (Shadegan) previously were sentenced to death by Jude Ali Farhadvand, in branch one of the Ahwaz Revolutionary Court. They were charged with "Mohareb" (enemy with God) and corruption on earth. 
They were allowed to be seen by their families prior their transfer that might be last time prior the execution. 
 
Ahwazi Arab activists faced severe physical torture and. The prisoners sent letter from Karoun prison and made their appeal to the international human right organisations:
 
"After three years imprisonment we were appeared to unfair trail which lasted two hours and half in 2012 and were not allowed to defend ourselves and were charged with armed actions and "Mohareb" and Mofssd-fe-arz (corruption) and sentenced to death. Despite that 6 of Lawyers were attended there but were not allowed to defend from us. The weapon expert made his statement and said detainees never fired gun towards office or any governmental authority. However the Intelligence Service influenced the Court to change the experts and other experts were brought into the court and made their statement. The false statement said that Ahwaz Arab detainees fired gun on the Revolutionary Guards and Basij and other authorities.
The Islamic Republic was condemned by the international organisations such Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the European and the British Parliaments, the German Foreign  Affairs, the British Foreign Affairs, and the US due to conviction of Ahwazi Arab activists, but the regime continuous the arbitrary arrests and execution of cultural activists in Ahwaz without fair trails. 
The Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO) condemns the death sentence of innocent cultural activists and calls the Islamic Republic to halt the execution and release other detainees without conditions. AHRO also calls the Islamic Republic to stop suppression and discrimination of Arabs in Alahwaz. 
 
 
Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO)
3 November 2013