Death Sentence for three Ahwazi Arab Activists

By Hossein Bouazar

Death sentence for three Ahwazi Arab activists were confirmed by the Iranian Supreme Court.

The following Ahwazi Arabs were sentenced to death on charges of participating in armed operations against security centers in Ahwaz.

  1. Ali Khaserji, 25 from Ahwaz
  2. Hossein Silawi, 29 from Ahwaz
  3. Nasser Khufaji (Maramazi) 32 from Ahwaz

The original case of these three individuals were filed in Branch 12 with Judge Jalilian, who confirmed their death sentence in the Revolutionary Court got approved by the Supreme Court last week. Interestingly those three individuals were denied of having any lawyer or legal advice during trial and their families are unaware of the legal process of the case.

The security and judicial authorities have accused these three people of attacking the Hamid checkpoint in 40 kilometers of Ahwaz and the 23rdmilitants in Kuye Mojahed in Ahwaz, which occurred in May 2017. Adnan Hardani, 29 a resident of Malashie in the southwest of Ahwaz, is also one of the defendants killed by the security forces in a raid. The below image is Adnan Hardani.

Currently, two defendants of this case are Ali Khaserji, and Hossein Silawi, in ​​Shiyan prison (Ahwaz Central Prison), forbidden to meet with family and even contact with their families. During and after the arrest. The below image is Ali Khaserji.

We, Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights are calling on all human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and the European Parliament to address the situation of Ahwazi Arabs prisoners and put an end to torturing human rights and political prisoners and stop human rights violations towards Ahwazis and other non-Persian nations, human rights and political prisoners.


Hossein Bouazar is a human rights activist from the Ahwaz region in Iran. He writes about human rights abuses committed on the Arab Ahwazi.

Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights

Date: 08/07/2018

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