Iran's Revolutionary Guards have carried out summary executions of teenage protestors on the streets of Ahwaz City, according to eye-witness accounts received by Iran Focus.
The news agency also reported that helicopter gunships have been used to attack demonstrators and a five-year-old boy was killed after he was run over by an APC.
Prosecutor-General of Ahwaz Amir Khani has ordered the arrest of more than 60 people as a result of sustained protests in areas currently under martial law.
A week of civil unrest has followed the circulation of a leaked letter from President Khatami's office, written in 1999 and detailing a 10-year plan to drastically reduce the Arab population in Khuzestan through forced migration. The government claims the letter was a fake, although the British Ahwazi Friendship Society (BAFS) has received confirmation that it is authentic from a former official in the presidential office.