Sunday, 15 April 2012

Iran arrests more than 30 Ahwazis in Abbadan City.

Iranian security forces and Basij Militia raided an Ahwazi Arabic poetry event in city of Abbadan and arrested more than 30 people on Thursday 12 April, three days before the anniversary of 15 April Ahwazi Intifada. 

Later city's General and Revolutionary Prosecutor, Azghar Mehrnia,  told Fars News Agency that  29 people had been arrested for holding incident party  in Abbadan's Linjeh area.

In the last past few days Iran has intensified its crackdown on Ahwazi protesters and rights activists by broadcasting forced televised confessions on sate television and death sentences for activists in order to spread fear among Arab residents and thwart them from organising protests ahead of the April 15, commemoration of uprisings that took place in several Ahwazi cities in 2005 in protest against a government program designed to change the demographic structure of areas dominated by ethnic Arabs. According to that government plan, ethnic Arabs would become a minority within 10 years.

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