The Iranian regime has hung four more Ahwazis, according to official news agencies.
The four were among up to 20 men recently sentenced to death for undermining national security and "waging war on God" following trials that were condemned as flawed by UN officials, human rights organisations, the British government, the European Commission and the European Parliament. The executions, which reportedly took place last night and this morning in Karoun prison in Ahwaz City, bring the total number of Ahwazis recently killed by the regime to seven; three were executed in December.
The Iranian government has not announced the names of those it has executed. The British Ahwazi Friendship Society (BAFS) has received the name of one of those executed, Mohammad Ka'ab Pour, and unconfirmed reports on the names of the other three.
The executions are related to the Iranian regime's attempts to suppress dissent through state terrorism and the execution of opposition and human rights activists. Ahwazi Arabs endure African levels of poverty, although their homeland produces 80-90 per cent of Iran's oil.