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Demands for Ahwaz journalist's release

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) has added its voice to the growing demands for the release of Ahwazi Arab writer Yosef Azizi Banitrouf, who was arrested on Monday after he denounced the killings of Ahwazis in Khuzestan.

In a press statement, the UNPO called on the Iranian government to release Mr Azizi Banitrouf and all Iranian political prisoners detained since the Ahwazi uprising began on 15 April.

UNPO urged the international community - and in particular the European Union - to address the issue of minority rights and freedom of speech in all the bilateral and multilateral talks with Iran.