The two Ahwazi bloggers, Shehab Mousawi and Majid Kaabi, were arrested at their homes by Iranian intelligence services agents hours after massive protests by Ahwazi Arab youths on 17 March 2015. The authorities have so far refused the reveal the bloggers’ fate or their whereabouts.
Iranian security force have since March 2015 arrested and detained many Ahwazi Arabs including at least four 14-16-year- old minors. Even teachers, poets and preachers have not survived persecution.
The arrests took place in Ahwaz, Mohammara (Khoramshahr), Hamidiya, Falahiya (Shadegan), Khafajiya (Sosangerd).