IRAN WATCH CANADA

Monday, April 18, 2011

People of "Ahwaz" in the south of Iran fight back for their rights and against discrimination!


On April 16 ,2011 the peaceful protest of Arab-Iranian people of "Ahwaz" (in the south of Iran near Persian Gulph) for their living condition ,rights and against discrimination were treated with bullets ,arrest and imprisonment by regime militia and plain cloths securities. As a result more than 12 people have lost their lives and 20 people were wounded and more than tens of them were arrested and detained.

There are no news about those who have been arrested and the agents warned and threat the families of those killed to keep quiet and not to speak to media . Some families dared to speak to Arabic language media were arrested.


Madame Shirin Ebadi the Iranian Noble Peace Prize Winner in 2003 and president of the Association of Human rights defenders in Iran sent a letter to honourable madame Navi Pilay the high commissioner to UN Human Rights Council and requested her to look into the situation.


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