Relative Of Hanged Ahwazis Calls for International Prosecution Of Judges

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Iran regime shows forced confessions on television

The British Ahwazi Friendship Society (BAFS) has received footage from the Iranian government-owned Khuzestan TV showing the "confessions" of those accused of carrying out bomb attacks in Ahwaz, who were due to be publically executed in Ahwaz City on Thursday morning (download: - right click and save).

Those shown in the clip include two young men in their early 20s, Mehdi Nawaseri and Muhammad-Ali Afrawi, whose cases have been publicised by BAFS, the Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation and Amnesty International. Ali Monbohi, who was detained in 2000, is also featured. This indicates that he could also be facing execution, although he was in prison during the time of the recent bomb attacks in Ahwaz. There is no mention by the accused of British involvement in the attacks, despite the allegations made by Iranian officials that the bombers were British agents. Both Mehdi and Muhammad-Ali appear to be reading out their "confessions" and seem to be hesitating as they speak. It is widely believed that the men have been tortured, a common practice by Iranian interrogators.

BAFS has also received video phone clips of protests by Ahwazi Arabs against state terrorism and executions: