Iran on 15 April 2015 arrested Mohammed Nassar, a poet from Abbadan city, for participating in Younes Asakara funeral. Sources said he was arrested at his home by security services agents. He was hooded and handcuffed and were taken to unknown location. His belongings were also seized by agents.
On 23 March 2015, following the self-immolation and death of Younes Asakrah, Arab street vendor and father of two, security forces arrested scores of Arab mourners who had came from different cities to pay their respect and show solidarity with his family. The day before the authorities had detained Younes’s father, brother and a tribal leader and forced them to sign a document pledging to mourn their son privately outside the city. But hundreds of angry mourners, including Mohammad Nassar, defiantly participated in the procession and the funeral turned to an angry protest against the racist and oppressive regime of Iran.