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Beaten and Humiliated Before His Family
Another poet Ali Matroudi, son of Hashem, from Falahiya (Shadegan) was also arrested earlier this month (May 2016) at the revolutionary court and transferred to Sheyban prison in Ahwaz city after the authorities summoned him and threatened to confiscate his home in Falahiya if he failed to attend the court.
Tried and Sentenced in Absentia
He was first arrested in December 2013, hours after taking part and reading a poem on Arab identity at funeral service of a prominent Ahwazi poet “Mola Fadhel Al Sakrani. He was detained for about twenty day at undisclosed intelligence services centre before being released on bail. After his release, he went to work in Yazd.
According to informed sources who saw the documents, he was tried, convicted and sentenced to one year in prison in absentia by a local revolutionary court.
Iran's crackdown on Ahwazi Arab Poets: