Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Iran: arrests

Human Rights Watch said in a statement that Iranian security agents since 2011 in Khuzestan province, 65 Arab residents have arrested.
The Deputy Middle East director of Human Rights Watch urges Iran to immediately divulge the reasons for the arrests, give detainees access to family members and lawyers and bring all detainees promptly before a judge.

Names of people reported arrested in Khuzestan Province Since November 2011 (provided by local activists).

Shush: Qasem Badavi, Jaajaa Chenani, Aadel Dabbat, Ahmad Dabbat, Ashur Dabbat, Faisal Dabbat, Kazem Dabbat, Ebrahim Heidari, Hamid Kaabi, Jaafar Kaabi, Jasem Kaabi, Karim Kaabi, Khadijeh Kaabi (female), Mohammad Kaabi (died in detention), Sajjad Kaabi, Ali Kenani, Abbas Khasraji, Mehdi Khasraji, Moslem Mazraavi, Morteza Mousavi, Hasan Navaseri, Mehdi Navaseri, Salar Obeidavi, Amir Sorkhi, Adnan Zoqeibi, Ahmad Zoqeibi, Osman Zoqeibi

Hamidiyeh: Hasan Abiat, Jalil Abiat, Jamal Abiat, Aadel Cheldavi, Adnan Cheldavi, Karim Doheimi, Ali Heidari, Mohammad Adnan Helfi, Ghabel Manabi (arrested November 2011), Hadi Manabi, Hasan Manabi (arrested November 2011), Seyed Faraj Mousavi (released on bail), Heidar Obeidavi, Khaled Obeidavi, Ayoub Saedi, Emad Saedi, Abbas Samer, Eidan Shakhi

Ahvaz (and vicinity): Ahmad Afravi (Sunni), Nasser Alboshokeh Derafshan (died in detention), Majid Bavi (Sunni), Abdolvahid Beit Sayyah (Sunni), Valid Hamadi, Qazi Handali Farhani (Sunni), Jamal Hazbavi (Sunni), Tofiq Heidari, Hamid Khanfari Batrani (Sunni), Hossein Khazraji (Sunni), Said Khazraji (Sunni), Jasem Marvani, Taher Moaviyeh, Mohammad Naami, Seyed Ahmad Nazari (Sunni), Aadel Saedi, Hossein Savari, Ali Sayyahi, Ali Sharifi, Sadoun Silavi, Khalaf Zobeidi (Sunni)

This list is not exhaustive and Human Rights Watch could not independently verify whether the individuals listed remain in detention.
source: hrw.org

Radio Zamaneh writes that according to Youssef Azizi Banitaraf arrests occurred in Shoosh, Ahvaz and Hamidieh where security forces are telling elders of the tribes in the region to bring people to the voting booths. A number of youth writing slogans on public walls calling for a boycott of the coming parliamentary elections, triggered the arrests.
Banitaraf said that the arrested were taken to an unknown place and they were not allowed to contact their familymembers. Familymembers of the deceased were not allowed holding any commemoration services for their kin.
source: iranbriefing.net

Several people in Iran report that one or more journalists of BBC-Persia have been arrested. Mehrnews reports that they were involved in newsgathering, recruiting and training for Iranian journalists and had arranged trips abroad for them.
BBC reports in its blog that at this moment no BBC Persian journalists are working in Iran.
source: BBC


In Iran there are childoffenders, still on death row.

Children are being hanged to death.
A child will be hanged to death.
Poster amnesty.nl

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