Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Ghazi Haidari, Ahwazi Arab Cultural Activist Prisoner, Denied Visit

EAHRO has received reports from informed sources that Ghazi Haidari, who is serving a ten-year sentence in Shiraz prison, has not been permitted a visit from his family. He was arrested in May 2009 and sentenced to 10 years in relation his cultural activities.

His family travelled more than 450 km hoping to see him for 20 minutes. But they denied permission to visit Ghazi without being given any reason.

Ghazi, an Industrial engineer, was subject to physical and psychological torture at the notorious Karoon prison and sustained two broken ribs  after secretly filmed video of four Ahwazi Arabs protesting their innocence, accusing the intelligence services of extracting confessions under torture and appealing UN intervention was smuggled out of the prison before their execution.

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